Do you feel your tongue becoming dry frequently?
Then do take care because you may be suffering from sore cracked tongue. Fissures appear in tongues. So eager to know what makes you tongue such waste. It is mainly caused due to yeast infection. It is mainly due to Candida fungus which lives in the linings of our mouth. Main symptoms include loss of taste, pain in mouth, lesions. The tongue gets accompanied with grooves, irritation, mouth pain, etc. It may be hereditary cause, biotin deficiency, tongue abnormalities and sometimes even due to injury and trauma. Consuming spicy food is very difficult when it’s coming to sore cracked tongue. It is common complaining now a day of many adults as well as children. Following are some of the home remedies for sore cracked tongue.
Causes of cracked tongue
- Some allergic reactions and stress
- Medication and disease condition
- Genetic problems and systemic yeast infection
- The habit of chewing on the tongue while sleeping
- Deficiency in Vitamin B (Biotin)
- Acid reflux, hot and spicy food.
Home remedies for sore & cracked tongue
Ice to treat sore tongue
- The ice gives cooling effect to tongue and lessen the irritation.
How to use it?
Apply ice on the tongue directly. It reduces burning sensation in the tongue and pain in the tongue.
Toothpaste to cure cracked tongue
Chemicals used in the toothpaste specially a little amount of alcohol. The toothpaste will scrape the tongue and kill the yeast, fungus and bacteria present on the tongue which caused cracking of the tongue.
Sometimes cracked tongue is caused due to anaerobic bacteria. Using toothpaste provides bacteria oxygenated environment. Therefore, killing the bacteria and tongue returns backs to its normal state.
How to use it?
- Apply the toothpaste twice on tongue daily to get rid of cracked tongue.
Try Margosa leaves as an herbal treatment
Margosa tree is very useful herbal and medicinal plant. Each and every part like bark, stem, flower, fruit, leaves and even roots of this plant is very useful medicine. It’s none other than neem as we normally call it. Being a multipurpose medicine, it is very healthy for our immune system too.
How to use it?
Take 10-15 leaves of Neem. Wash them properly and crush them and make paste of it, then brush with that paste twice a day, as it has anti-bacterial property along with cracked tongue, it also prevents from bad breath and other dental problems too.
Garlic and ginger gargling to kill bacteria
Garlic and Ginger both have great importance in building a healthy immune system. Garlic and Ginger both have anti-bacterial and anti- viral properties which kill the bacteria present on the tongue which are causing cracks in tongue and gives the painful and burning sensation of the tongue. Water of Garlic and Ginger used for gargling to treat cracks in the tongue.
How to use it?
Take an onion and almost four to five cloves of garlic, crush them and make a paste of it, then add the paste to a glass full of water. Gargle with it twice a day, this will help you to fight with bacteria present on the tongue which stop you to eat spicy food.
Lavender oil for relief from burning sensation
Lavender oil is a natural complex mixture of naturally occurring phytochemicals, which includes Linalool and linalyl acetate. The best lavender oil, which can be used is the Kashmir lavender oil because it is developed from the lavenders of the foothills of Himalayas.
How to use it?
Lavender oil applied directly to the tongue can give relief from the burning sensations of the tongue and painful sensations too. Lavender oil is beneficial to lesions and even better for all the dental problems
Mint leaves for cooling
Mint leaves a clean effect on mouth as it has cooling effect and is healthy for the immune system. It is taken up with different dishes prepared. It lights up the burning sensation on the tongue and help to reduce the lesions on the tongue and all the area where mouth lesions have appeared. It is useful for many dental as well as intestinal problems too.
How to use it?
Take 10-15 leaves of mint. Wash them properly. Take some water in a vessel, add leaves to it and let it boil. Drain it after it cools down, then refrigerate it for few hours and drink twice a day to break off with worst pain and burning sensation you get while having spicy food due to sore cracked tongue.
Try spicy food and don’t get afraid of cracked tongue. Use this home remedies and enjoys spicy food without any pain.
Drink plenty of fluids and water
Body dehydration is one of the reasons for dry mouth. So, increase the fluid intake to keep your body hydrated. Proper hydration helps to make it easier and the body to produce more saliva and helps to get rid of the symptoms of dry mouth. Daily consume sufficient amount of water throughout the day. You can just suck a small piece of ice to reduce the pain. Eat some frozen chunks of water that are based with fruits, vegetables such as watermelon, cucumber, and pineapple. Drink fruit and vegetable smoothies. You should drink 1 – 2 glasses of coconut water daily. Drink some herbal teas like chamomile tea and green tea. Eat more soft and liquid foods that can stews and soups,
Aloe vera gel to treat cracked tongue
Aloe vera gel is the best natural herbal home remedy to treat cracked tongue. This helps to protect the sensitive tissues in the mouth and increases the taste buds. So, drink ¼ cup of aloe vera juice daily to cure dry mouth. Rinse your mouth with aloe vera juice daily for a few times a day. Apply some pure aloe vera gel around your mouth by using a cotton swab. Leave it for several minutes and then rinse it off with cold water. Repeat this for 2 – 3 times a day.
Fennel seeds to increase saliva
Fennel seeds are used to stimulate the saliva flow. It helps to get rid of dry mouth. This aromatic flavor helps to combat bad breath and accompanies dry mouth. Chew some fennel seeds several times a day to treat a dry mouth. You can also mix them together with equal proportions of fennel seeds and fenugreek seeds. You should dry roast them in a pan and grind them thoroughly to add a little salt. Eat ½ teaspoon of this mixture after each meal.
Steps to follow on how to relieve a cracked tongue
Most important is dental hygiene care
The fissures of cracked tongue have lots of bacteria which are stored in your mouth. Regular brushing of teeth and tongue cleaning that helps to clean microorganisms. This will remove food particles left over after eating, which turns to bacteria and damages tongue as well as causes smell.
Keep yourself hydrated always
You should keep yourself hydrated that can deprive your tongue with the necessary moisture levels. You should be careful to have a proper fluid that is necessary for your body. Drink a few glasses of water to keep yourself hydrated.
Know the foods that are irritants
You should have an idea of foods that irritates such as spicy, acidic, and salty foods. Cracked tongue can be resolved by keeping away yourself from further trauma. Consult your dentist or orthodontist to get out of less prone poling of your tongue. If you have a habit of grinding your teeth in your sleep, then wear a mouth guard during the night.
Foods you need to take
Follow a proper diet to reduce the pain which can trouble you from biotin or due to iron deficiency. Boost your intake of chicken, cauliflower, eggs, mushrooms, and high nutrient foods.
Foods to avoid for sore and cracked tongue
You should avoid taking coffee, tea, alcohol, or tobacco. These foods can irritate your tongue and promote staining in certain cases. So, it is better to avoid them.
Proper medication is the best way to treat fissured tongue
Anti-fungal is one of the most important ways to treat oral thrush. Antibiotics are another way to treat hairy tongue. This causes discomfort as counter pain and mouth rinses have anesthetic.
Cracked tongue prevention measures to be avoided
- Proper maintaining of dental hygiene
- You should maintain the adequate amount of biotin and iron intake.
- Limit the intake of drinking alcohol, coffee, or tea
- Some people have a habit of biting the tongue which leads cracked tongue, so, try to avoid biting your tongue
- Bad habits like smoking and chewing tobacco should be avoided
- Always keep hydrated to prevent cracked tongue.