How to treat sores on the tongue

The tongue is an organ that can be called a kind of indicator of human health. The tongue regularly accumulates food debris and plaque, contributing to the rapid growth of bacteria and sometimes fungi. A rather unpleasant disease is sores that can appear on the entire surface of the tongue but more often occur along its edges.

There are several reasons for the appearance of painful ulcers, including fungal diseases, infections, vitamin deficiency, and the side effects of certain medications. Ulcers appear with aphthous and viral stomatitis, dental defects, riboflavin deficiency (vitamin B2), pyridoxine (B6), scurvy. The appearance of ulcers in young children is often caused by frequent mouth breathing.

Ulcers with viral or aphthous stomatitis are treated with regular mouth rinses. You can use an infusion of calendula. For its preparation, 10 g of flowers are poured with boiling water in the amount of one glass and allowed to stand a little (until they cool completely). In pharmacies, a ready-made tincture of calendula is sold, a teaspoon diluted in a glass of water (warm). Rinsing should be done four to five times a day. Propolis and potassium permanganate (weak solution) have a similar effect. It is good to treat ulcers with propolis tincture and to chew propolis itself.

With aphthous stomatitis with the appearance of ulcers on the tongue and the entire mucous membrane of the mouth, sometimes rinsing alone is not enough. Your doctor may prescribe antibiotics, sulfonamides, and corticosteroids. From folk remedies for the treatment of stomatitis with rinsing, decoctions of flax, medicinal burnet, sea buckthorn, strong tea, and chicken protein have been successfully used for a long time. At the same time, antihistamines and anti-inflammatory drugs are prescribed.

In childhood, the appearance of ulcers is caused by various dental defects: malocclusion, caries, sharp edges of broken teeth. Therefore, for prevention, it is necessary to show the child to the dentist at least twice a year, even if he has no visible problems with his teeth.

Complex methods must eliminate the appearance of ulcers with vitamin deficiency. Still, the main thing is to replenish the body’s need (especially for children) for vitamins of groups B and C, and P. You need to pay attention to good and proper nutrition, but first determine which vitamins the body lacks. The diet must necessarily include liver, legumes, bran, dairy products, cereals, fish.

Strengthening immunity and maintaining it at a level is a mandatory measure for any oral cavity problems with the appearance of ulcers in the tongue

Note* Always consult your doctor or other qualified health care professional for any questions you may have about your health or condition. Never disregard a health care professional’s advice or delay getting it because of what you read on this website.
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