Tongue blisters are usually caused by various injuries like grinding your teeth, accidentally scalding your tongue or biting your tongue. They can also be triggered by mouth ulcers, food allergies, diabetes, canker sores, enlarged papillae, viral infections, oral cancer, burning mouth syndrome or anemia. Other causes include vitamin B deficiency, excessive smoking or the consumption of fatty foods. Tongue blisters are usually white or yellow and they have a reddened area around them. They are associated with inflammation and pain. Most of the times they disappear on their own, but you can speed up the healing process with natural home remedies.
Opposite to what you might think, salt reduces pain and inflammation and can be a great remedy for tongue blisters. It also prevents infection and kills bacteria. Mix lukewarm water (1 cup) with salt (1 teaspoon). Use this salty solution to swish it around your mouth for about 30 seconds. Spit it out after that. Afterwards, apply a pinch of salt on the tongue blisters. Leave it on for 60 seconds, then use warm water to rinse your mouth. Use this remedy 4 to 5 times per day until you notice the improvement.
This antiseptic product could not miss from this list. It offers relief from inflammation and pain and cures tongue blisters. Mix some honey (1 tablespoon) with turmeric powder (1/2 teaspoon) and apply the solution on the affected areas. Let it cure for 3 minutes. Use warm water to rinse off. Repeat the remedy 4 times per day until the blisters are gone.
Tea Tree Oil
This product has antibacterial and antiseptic properties and can be a great remedy for tongue blisters. Mix 1 cup of water with tea tree oil (a couple of drops). This solution makes a great mouthwash. Use it 2 times per day for a couple of days.
A powerful healing herb is basil. The plant has antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties and can easily reduce inflammation and pain. At the same time, it speeds up the healing process of the tongue blisters. Use fresh basil leaves and wash them. Chew them thoroughly, then swallow them. Sip some water afterwards. Repeat the process two time per day for about 4 days.
Aloe vera has antibacterial and healing qualities and it’s highly recommended for tongue blisters. It will immediately reduce inflammation and pain. Extract the gel from one aloe vera leaf and apply it on the blisters. Let it cure for almost 5 minutes, then use lukewarm water to rinse off. Use the remedy a few times per day for 4 days.
This remedy is extremely simple and useful due to its soothing anf numbing effect. It offers relief from pain and reduces the swelling. Use some ice cubes or chips and rub them on the blisters. Do this until they are numb. Another way to get relief from pain is to sip ice cold water every now and then.
Baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, vitamin B or coriander are also extremely useful in helping you get rid of the tongue blisters.