How to Get Rid of Tongue Fissures or Cracks at Home Naturally
The burning sensation in your mouth, most probably on account of the fissures and cracks that have recently shown up, is becominga little difficult to bear. You wonder why these cracks have appeared on your tongue in the first place and how you are going to set about curing this condition. But there is no need to worry – it is a benign condition, and will respond to treatment – particularly Natural Therapy, wherein you will be making use of only natural substances – as against the conventional method of prescribing drugs which may only serve to aggravate an already sore problem.
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Pain in the mouth, sometimes severe but most intermittent, on account of deep cracks or grooves on the surface of the tongue is the main symptom of Tongue Fissures. It can be accompanied by tiny blisters on the tongue which may or may not have symptoms of geographic tongue as well. (Smooth patches surrounded by grey boundaries all over the tongue). Hot or spicy food can cause much irritation when the tongue is fissured. Bad breath is one of the symptoms of fissures in the tongue, on account of the bacteria which thrive in the grooves.
Fissures in the tongue can sometimes be present from childhood and can be hereditary. If your tongue is constantly moving against broken teeth, there is every chance of fissures occurring on it. Hot, spicy foods can sometimes cause fissures. Chewing on the tongue in one’s sleep is also a common occurrence in times of anxiety or stress. Acid reflux is another possible cause. The grooves in the tongue become a hotbed of bacterial activity and inflammation of the tongue can result. Poor absorption of B vitamins also leads to fissures and cracks in the tongue.
Fissures in the tongue can be got rid of using natural methods, one of them being herbal treatment:
Sage is a well-known and popular remedy for mouth-related problems, be it gingivitis or inflammation and it also works for fissures. The essential oil of this herb is useful in the treatment of fissures which have become inflamed with food remnants on which bacteria have acted.
A mouth rinse made of Echinecea works as an effective remedy to soothe the tongue which is fissured. It has good antifungal and antibacterial properties.
Goldenseal is another good herbal remedy for curing the tissues of the mouth.It acts in two ways – one by cooling the tissues in the mouth, as well as by eliminating bacteria from the fissures on the tongue.
Scraping the tongue with a special oxygenated toothpaste is another natural method of clearing fissures in the tongue.
Taking supplements of riboflavin and folic acid is known to have a remedial action on burning sensation in the mouth, including soreness of the tongue.
Other B vitamins are also helpful in alleviating this condition. Peppermint tea, brown rice and quinoa are other sources of B vitamins which help cure tongue fissures.
One need not worry about the harmful effects of tongue fissures, because apart from bacterial or fungal infection which sets in, there is no other cause for concern. The infection can easily be brought under control by the natural methods described above. In case you need further details on how to heal fissures in the tongue, it is best for you to meet a Professional Natural Therapist.
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