How To Get Rid of Burning Tongue


Home Remedies to Get Rid of Burning Mouth

A situation in which you feel the sensation of burn on your tongue is called burning tongue which is also known as burning tongue syndrome, burning mouth syndrome, burning mouth, oral dysaesthesia or glossodynia. This problem is caused due to some reasons which are categorized either as primary or secondary, the primary cause is a problem that is related to the sensory and taste nerves, while the secondary cause include medical condition such as oral thrush, dry mouth, nutritional deficiencies, an allergic reaction to food, poor oral hygiene and so many others.

The people suffering from diabetes are at risk of tongue burning syndrome because they’ve entered the postmenopausal stage.

There other symptoms that comes together with the burning sensation which involve bitter taste which is a feeling of dry mouth although the saliva production is normal, and if it is left untreated it would cause anxiety, depression, difficulty falling asleep, difficulty in eating.


Home Remedies To Treat Burning Tongue

Remedy 1



Honey helps in fighting infection and soothing of the burning sensation, it do also reduce pain and inflammation.


How To Use:

On your tongue apply raw honey.

Leave it for few minutes on your tongue.

Then rinse off your mouth with cool water.

Do this a few times daily.


Other way to use:

Take 1 tablespoon of honey.

Add 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric.

Then, mix the ingredients together to make a paste.

Apply the paste on your tongue.

Leave the paste on your tongue for 5 minutes.

Use cool water to rinse it off.

Repeat this 2 or 3 times daily.


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Remedy 2


Lavender oil

Lavender oil

This help in getting rid of the burning sensation, it has anti-inflammatory properties which help to lower pain and inflammation.

How To Use:

Put a little lavender oil on your tongue.

Leave it to last a night.

Then rinse your mouth using cool water the following morning.

Repeat this once every other day until the burning sensation is no more.



Remedy 3


Baking Soda

Baking Soda

This ingredient would help restore the normal pH level in your mouth, and can combat mouth infection and prevent excess yeast growth in the mouth.


How To Use:

Take a little amount of baking soda on your toothbrush.

Use it to brush your teeth.

More Info: Take into a glass of lukewarm water 1 to 2 teaspoon of baking soda and swish it in your mouth 2 or 3 times in a day.

Warning: Do not use baking soda on daily basis because it would damage the tooth enamel if used excessively.



Remedy 4



Mint has an antibacterial property which helps in fighting the bacteria in the mouth, and also reduces the burning sensation in the mouth and prevents other related problems.


How To Use:

Take a handful fresh mint leaves.

Then, add hot water to it.

Leave it to steep and cover it for 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Now, strain it.

Drink 1 glass of this 3 to 4 times daily.


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Remedy 5


Glycerin (Vegetable Glycerin)


This helps reduce the dryness in mouth which is the main cause of burning sensation, and it also moisturize the tongue which in turn result to quick healing.


How To Use:

Take some little vegetable glycerin to your tongue.

Leave it on your tongue for few minutes or as you wish.

Rinse it off with cold water.


Do this as much as you can daily.

More Information:

Drinking more cool water can help in getting rid of the burning sensation.

Avoid drinking alcohol or any other alcohol related product.

Processed foods mostly contain preservatives which would worsen the condition, so avoid it.

Do not eat hot or spicy foods.

Chewing few mint leaves or gum would be of benefit.

Always make sure to maintain a very good oral hygiene.

Stress can worsen the condition also, so take so extra step to minimize the stress.

Avoid smoking cigarettes or anything related to tobacco.

You can contact you doctor if no improvement in the treatment.

You can also use aloe vera mouth wash to rinse your mouth few times daily.


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