Tongue blisters can be a painfully experience. Although our tongue seems small and thin, once it gets hurt, it brings discomfortable feeling more than you may expect. The pain may affect other activities such as talking, eating, and tasting foods.
What are the causes of tongue blister? What can you do to treat it?
The causes and the treatments are depended on what type of blisters you got. There are three type of tongue blisters :
This type of tongue blister is present as a small lesion under the tongue or at the gums.
The common characteristic of this sore is it has a red border around the lesion but white or yellow at the center. It is caused by one or more factors such as:
- Lack of vitamin B 12, zinc, folate and iron.
- Emotionally under pressure.
- A minor injury in your mouth which occur after a dental work, over brushing, or cheek bite.
- Food allergies.
- Hormone shifts (especially for women, they hormones are in a roller coaster period during menstruation).
- It also caused by some diseases such as a disease which make the body has a weak immune system (e.g HIV/AIDS), virus, celiac disease, crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
How to treat
Usually, as well as the other blisters, canker sore can heal by itself if you regularly brush your teeth and wash your mouth using an antibacterial mouthwash. A healthy diet also is a big help to recover the vitamins and minerals needed to heal the lesion and prevent it from coming back.
But waiting while enduring such a pain can be stressfully. To reduce the pain, you can dab a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and an amount of water to the sore. You also can use a combination of magnesia milk and liquid bernadryl as your mouthwash.
Is a tongue blister which presents as a creamy white lesion on your tongue, but one thing that makes it’s different from others is : this blister can spread to another area in your mouth such as the top of the mouth, gums, lungs, liver and in the back of your throat. It may infect to another person, for example a nursing mother who does breast feeding and the baby.
The main cause of this thrush is candida fungus. As well as the other bacteria and microorganism on the body, it is normal to have such fungus in human mouth since our immune system can take control of the balance of good and bad bacteria or microorganism. But if the immune system is weak, the candida fungus can grow out of control and causes the oral thrush.
Some diseases (e.g HIV/AIDS, cancer, diabetes etc.) or medical treatments (e.g certain drugs : prednisone or antibiotics) may be the causes which weakened our body immune system.
How to treat
The only way to heal this thrush is by stopping the fungus spread in your mouth. Regularly brush your teeth and wash your mouth using the combination of water and antiseptic as a mouthwash may help, but you have to talk to your doctor in order to get any antifungal medication that is recommended.
If you are a nursing mother who does breast feeding, your doctor may give you an antifungal cream to be applied on breasts and a milder antifungal medication for the baby.
If you are an adult who has a weakened immune systems caused by a certain disease, you may have the same antifungal medication. But if the candida fungus can resist it, your may need the stronger one from your doctor.
Blister on the tongue also may be caused by any injury that occurs. These injuries may occur as the results of eating crunchy (such as chips) or hard -to-eat foods, accidentally tongue bite or eating/ drinking hot food/drink.
How to treat
Usually, as well as the other blisters, this injury can heal on its own. Things you can do are avoiding the foods that may cause the injury (at least during the healing process) and remain your oral hygiene by regularly brushing your teeth and wash your mouth with warm salt water, water with a few drops of antiseptic, or antibacterial