9. Cayenne Pepper
Cayenne pepper contains capsaicin that can temporarily desensitize the nerves that cause pain. Therefore, you can use cayenne pepper to relieve sore tongue pain and inflammation.
- Prepare a paste with a little bit of cayenne pepper powder and a few drops of water. Apply the paste on the affected area. It will cause irritation at first, but soon it will start working. Repeat 2 or 3 times a day.
- Another option is to chew or suck on a candy containing cayenne pepper.
Alum has astringent and antiseptic properties that can help reduce pain and inflammation and promote healing by removing moisture from the sore.
- Apply a small amount of alum powder directly on the affected area.
- Allow it to sit for 1 minute. Do not swallow the alum.
- After a minute, spit out your saliva and the alum.
- Rinse your mouth with water.
- Repeat the process the next day, if required.
- Place an ice cube on the affected area to get immediate pain relief.
- You can take sips of ice-cold water from time to time to relieve pain.
- Take vitamin B12 supplements to prevent outbreaks of sores on tongue.
- If you are allergic to foods like chocolate, oranges, pineapples, strawberries, eggs, cheese, nuts, and coffee, avoid these foods.
- Along with brushing your teeth, it’s important to clean your tongue also. Use a tongue scraper to keep it clean and free from infection.
- Regularly rinse your mouth with a mouthwash to prevent infection.
- Do not smoke or quit smoking to prevent tongue soreness.
- Stress increases your risk of developing a sore tongue. So, try to reduce stress with yoga, deep breathing and eating the right foods.
- Change your toothpaste to heal a sore tongue. Avoid toothpaste that contains a compound called “sodium lauryl sulfate” as it can cause injury to skin cells lining the inside of the mouth.
- Make sure you gently brush your teeth and use a soft-bristled brush.