You know those crazy/annoying/painful bumps that you get at the tip of your tongue?
It’s almost like it’s a pimple, but not really because it’s on your tongue. And, of course, because it’s on your tongue, it feels way bigger than it actually is in reality.
I did a little research (google – I’m feeling lucky), and saw a site that listed some common causes of these pesky things.
- If you notice a sudden outbreak of pimples on your tongue, you might have eaten something to cause an allergic reaction. This is usually a reaction of the body when the system is trying to push germs out onto the skin’s surface.
- If the skin of your tongue is clogged with dirt, this gives the germs a chance to set up a base in the skin’s pores leading to the formation of pimples.
- Tongue pimples may be due to viruses too, especially if you are suffering from oral herpes or the common flu. These pimples will eventually disappear once the disease has been cured.
- Tongue pimples may appear if the tongue gets irritated and inflamed due to a whole host of miscellaneous issues.
- Consumption of crispy or hard foods or an accidental biting of the tongue may also cause trauma leading to pimple formation.
- Oral thrush or oral candidiasis may also cause your tongue to have white pimples in it. This is a tongue disease and one should consult with a physician immediately.
The same site also lists a bunch of remedies. They all sound like a bunch of hogwash if you ask me. Fine, I’ll list them.
- Chew fresh mint leaves before going to bed to reduce the size of the pimples by the next morning. Reducing the size of it will also reduce the feeling of discomfort, especially if the pimple is in close proximity to your teeth.
- Gargle with mouthwash at least 2 to 3 times per day. This is often times the most recommended cure for tongue pimples as it does not only bring down the pain but can also prevent the pimples from spreading to other areas of the mouth. Mouthwash has components that can kill bacteria and can provide relief as well.
- Mix baking soda and hydrogen peroxide and applying it on your tongue can help you check for bacterial infections. Through this, you will be able to identify what causes the pimples and come up with an appropriate remedy for it.
- To relieve the pain and reduce the soreness, use a cotton swab that is dipped in milk of magnesia and apply it to the affected area of your tongue at least 2 to 3 times per day.
- Insufficient supply of vitamin B may also cause tongue pimples to breakout. To improve the condition, you may take vitamin B supplement for a week to help reduce the risk.
But you’re here because I said I have the cure.
So how do you cure these stupid things?