The problem of burning tongue is highly disturbing for the sufferers. It makes them unable to eat and chew properly. Not only that, there are few other problems that accompany this irritation, these are dryness and lack of sensation in the mouth. The patient often feels thirsty. It may also give result to burning of lips, gums and the surface of the tongue.
A patient who suffers form burning tongue finds is difficult to taste anything as his/her taste buds get highly affected. The person may either find the foods tasteless or bitter in taste. Sometimes, the patient may also complain that everything he/she eats, smells and tastes like metal!
People who chew tobacco and women who have just entered the stage of menopause are more prone to the problem of a burning tongue. But it has been noticed that this situation may also arise if the victim is a sufferer of dental diseases like swollen gum, bleeding gum, tooth decay etc.
But above all, the main reason behind a burning tongue is yeast infection of the oral cavity. Sometimes, hormonal imbalance may also result into sore mouth and burning tongue. You may also become a victim of burning tongue if you are on a high dose of antibiotic medicines. Deficiency of vitamin B12 may also be the reason behind it in some cases.
A burning tongue with a sore mouth can be effectively cured with the help of some home remedies.
So, read through the following paragraphs and find out the ways that can help you get rid of this problem without visiting any doctor or without opting for any medication.
Mint leaves are very effective in curing burning sensations of the mouth. To get positive results form this, slightly crush 30-40 mint leaves. You don’t have to make a paste of this; you just have to crush them lightly.
Then add 1 liter of boiling hot water to the crushed leaves. Once the water cools down, strain it (to get rid of the crushed mint leaves) and put the water into a bottle. Now refrigerate the bottle for sometime. You have to sip this chilled water in regular intervals as this will provide relief from the burning sensation as well as soreness.
Honey is very effective in curing every type of burning sensation inside the mouth. If you are suffering from burning tongue and lips then apply a thick coat of honey on the affected areas. You will get instant relief. But if you are a patient of tooth problem or cavity then avoid using honey.
Onion and Garlic
Both of these might have a strong odor, but they are very good for curing gum disorders. If you are a patient of gum disorder which has resulted into burning tongue, then try this home remedy:
Take a piece of an onion and a few cloves of garlic. Prepare a fine paste of them and mix well. Now, add this paste in a glass of warm water. Your next step would be to gargle with this liquid. This mixture is excellent for gum and tooth related problems. It also works well for burning sensation of the mouth.