Tongue Sores Remedies

  i have an infected soar on the right side of my tongue. can i rinse my mouth with a diluted solution of peroxide or scrub the soar with a toothbrush. i may have accidentally splashed bathroom chemicals in my mouth or kissed some girl on new years eve. 

Posted By: Anonymous on Jan 05, 2012
 You should take simple remedies for one week. If the pain persists then please see your doctor or dentist. Your tongue may be rubbing against a jagged tooth or the edge of a denture. Mouth cancer can start with a sore area on the tongue but this is rare. Canker sores or simple apthous ulcers can also cause transient local soreness on the tongue. Several of the B vitamins have been implicated, and many people have speculated about deficiencies of other vitamins or minerals, especially folate. It is recommended that the patient who suffers from canker sores take a multivitamin and mineral daily supplement. Avoid hot and spicy foods. They may aggravate the condition. Eat vitamin B and iron rich foods. It is recommended to avoid foods and oral hygiene products that you are allergic to, they may aggravate the condition. Try using a soft bristle toothbrush should be used when brushing teeth to help reduce the trauma to your gums and tongue that can be caused by hard bristled brushes. Put some sore relief in your diet. Several studies show that one in seven people with canker sores is deficient in folate, iron and vitamin B, and doctors believe that upping these nutrients can help prevent sores or quicken recovery from them. Peas, beans and lentils are excellent folate sources such a lean beef, tofu and fortified cereals are high in iron and meats and seafood are high in B vitamins. Using Potassium Carbonate or if you do not have it, Sodium Bicarbonate or baking soda solution will bring amelioration. Add half a teaspoon of Potassium Carbonate or baking soda to a glass of warm water. Gargle every 30 minutes. 
 Answered By: Administrator On 13 Feb 2012 
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