I have had a white tongue for about 6 years now. It happened after I had my youngest son who was born at 28 weeks by emergency c-section. The doctors had me on an I. V. Antibiotic every 4 hours for 4 days. It was to the point where they had me on so much I couldn't even eat anything. Anyways, since then I have tried countless ways of clearing it up with no success. I mean every way on this page did pretty much nothing except for the glycerine! I am AMAZED at how fast and how pink my tongue is again! While I have only been using it 24 hours, the whiteness is almost gone. It still has a small whiteish tint but like I said, it has only been 24 hours. I hope with continued use, and drinking more water my tongue will be back to itself again in no time!! I ordered a 16oz bottle on amazon for $8 (huge I know since I only use a couple drops on my tongue scraper). The stores in my area wanted $7 for half that size so I went with the better deal. You can also use vegetable glycerine for hair and skin as well. Haven't tried that yet, but youtube users seemed to be pleased with the outcome for that use as well. I also read that glycerine has over 1500 uses so there is always something to do with it! For anyone with this problem, start with the glycerine first and don't waste time and money like I did :)
I've had a caustic feeling on one side of my tongue for about 9 months now. I noticed it right after I had my amalgam fillings removed. I've tried everything and haven't found anything that gives me relief. Just today I realize I always put my iodine with Kelp drops under my tongue on the side that is irritated. I started to wonder if that could be the source of the problem. Then I read the iodine is suppose to be placed in water and drank...not dropped under the tongue. Could this be what is causing my problem?
hi, i have a problem with leukoplakia, a white raspy covering on the bottom of my tongue. it can be sore. there is also some inflammation, further making swallowing more difficult. my mouth sometimes bleeds when brushing teeth. treating it for fungus c nilstat at the moment). ive had it for a few years and it getting worse. have you any ideas? its been mentioned that methylcobalamine or turmeric may be helpful. i have visited different practitioners with no positive results. i am a vegetarian with no eggs. i dont drink or use drugs. any help would be appreciated. thanks, magenesta
(Shingle Springs, Ca, U.S.A.)
Re: Leukoplakia? I know that black pepper, garlic oil and cinnamon are anti-fungal since I used that mix for peach leaf curl on my trees. Maybe gargling and swallowing a tea of these would help. My sore mouth was relieved by safflower blossom tea, but you could also add nettle and turmeric/black pepper and/or ginger as they are good for inflammatory conditions.
Lingual Nerve Damage Remedies
Hi Ted, I had my Bottom Left Wisdom teeth removed 6 months ago, and since then the left side of my Tongue feels Numb, Scald and Dry with a very nasty taste. I dont think I lost any Taste because food still tastes normal but its the feeling on the Left side of my Tongue that has been bothering me for months now. The nasty Taste changes almost every month and and it feels as if I constantly have a Square Battery on my tongue (Metallic Taste). My Orthodontist said the Lingual Nerve must have been bruised when extracting my wisdom teeth, and will heal overtime, But its been over 6 months now. I'm very worried it will never heal. Is there anything you can recommend I try? Hope you can Help....
(Fountain Inn, Sc)
Concerning the post nerve issue after wisdom tooth removed...
An alternative explanation rather than "bruised" nerves is that an infection is present. I just had a similar situation with the "skin" in my mouth close on top of an old site which had a wisdom tooth extraction. The spot was very sore... for days. Finally, I got out my colloidal silver and let a tablespoon amount soak the sore spot. I did this for about a week and after that time the soreness was gone. Was the soreness caused by an infection? I don't know but l am of the opinion that it was and the CS knocked it out. By the way the soreness left gradually AFTER I began using the CS application.
I read on here that several people were looking for a cure for black tongue - in my case this occurred after aggressive antibiotic treatment including metronidazole which some people do claim causes this horrible side effect, (amongst many! ). I suspected candida being involved and based my approach on that. The colour was similar to liquorice stain and involved the whole top of the tongue. There was no way to clean it off and I felt disgusting with it. The blackness has only just cleared away, it took 4 weeks, and I don't know which part of my regimen played the biggest part - if any- but here's what I did:
Diet very low sugar and carb, mostly veg really but with small amounts of fish and eggs. No wheat in any form. No dairy except for live yoghourt, plain, which I find quite difficult to eat but easier when grated garlic and turmeric mixed in - as a kind of 'dressing' for the salady diet. Celery seemed very 'cleansing' and healing.
I took acidophilus capsules at every meal. I also did a tongue clean after every meal - it was quite unpleasant but seemed useful, ACV on a piece of towelling (to be burnt or thrown away after single use - cut up clean old towel for this) wiped over the tongue as thoroughly as bearable, followed by a rinse with warm water. I also took ACV twice a day. I changed to a bicarb toothpaste and after cleaning mouth and tongue each morning and night I soothed the mouth with coconut oil - swill for as long as possible then spit out. It has taken a month but my tongue is pink again now.
Hope this works for others.
For over 5 years I have had a burning tongue, sore gums and a coated tongue. Has anyone tried Oil Pulling for these symptoms?
Aloha, I have been oil pulling for 2 1/2 years, once a day in the morning.....It is one of my daily health giving rituals. My teeth are sparkling white, gums holding my teeth solidly in place, but I still occasionally have a bout with a sore tongue issue....So the question Kathy from Canada had on your site asking if oil pulling helps with sore tongue problems...I would say no, unless I should be doing it more often (2-3 times daily) when I have tongue distress. I will try the apple cider vinegar and baking soda cure next time.... Isn't this a great site !! The ACV, honey in hot water cured my cough, and the cayenne gargle fixed up my throat....Thanks for all the valuable information.
Oil pulling cured a small but painful white bump on the tip of my tongue! I had it for a few days and it was very painful. I remembered oil pulling a while back and the thought came to me to give it a try. It actually relieved all pain while I was swishing. The next morning I awoke and walla-- no bump, no pain, completely gone. Amazing! I have started oil pulling again. I had forgotten how good I feel afterwards. I used olive oil.
EC: More about oil pulling here: https://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/oil_pulling.html
Thank you for your miracle site. Being pensioners money is an affliction in itself. What joy to find this site. Well here is my small contribution.
Re-aligning a dropped little tongue. At the onset of a bout of sore throat or flu, the small tongue seems to drop back into the throat, affecting the ability to swollow. and is also very uncomfortable, almost worse than the flu its self. Take a small amount of pepper, preferbly white pepper, on the very tip of a round tipped knife and carefully dab onto the tip of the little tongue. This will pull the tongue back into position.
I tell anyone who will listen about this amazing site.
Removal of Amalgam Fillings
I had burning tongue for very long time and then i went to dentist and remove all my amalgam filings (metal fillings) and my tongue is fine now(sorry for spelling).
Hello there.... I enjoy cooking immensely and use various if not all the spices I can get my hands on.... Because I love the robust flavor! There is nothing more irritating than eating Bourbon Glazed Salmon and having it taste like nothing... UGH UGH... Knowing that my spices have many uses, I began to dig around for what would fix the all time annoying "white tongue".... Hence I couldnt taste any of my robust flavors....
So, I came across the salt fix. Needless to say, after about 10 minutes and looking like a St. Bernard (the drooling )which I thought was quite funny by the way.... Here is what I did.... I salted my tongue with the sea salt, brushed my tongue with the sea salt, gargled with the sea salt... And lo and behold... Ten minutes later.. I found my pink tongue!!!!!!
(Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France)
Funny enough the tooth paste I use since I gave up on fluoride contains salt. It is a Veleda toothpaste which at least here in Europe you can find in any health shop of pharmacy. After trying it the first time I had my pink tongue back!
EC: Do you mean Weleda?
(Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France)
Tongue Fissure Remedies
I want to know if there is a treatment for fissured tongue using natural remedies or any other method?
I have suffered with a white-coated, fissured tongue. It started in 2002 when I was under a great deal of stress. I found relief in 2013 when I started going to a functional medicine doctor. He put me on several medications. They included fish oil, B vitamins like B12, folate, and B6, digestive enzymes and anti-fungal herbal drops for candida.
He tested me for MTHFR (Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase). I had never heard of it, and was most surprised to discover that I have two genes for it. One of the problems with this is that you don't process B vitamins properly.
I am so much better, but I have relapses like when I overdo and get very tired, or stressed. Another thing, I have one mercury filling that he has told me to get removed.
I hope this helps anyone out there who is suffering like I have. Best wishes to you all.
To Barbara in Georgia. if you are still on this site...we are almost identical. the MTHFR lots of symptoms from it. I have Hashimotos Thyroiditis too. My tongue has been sore for over a year. Cracked with raised white tastebuds. toothpaste hurts, soda and anything spicy...ouch! Just thougt we could compare notes and suggestions
I have had a fissured (sp?) tongue for a couple years now. Apparently, my doctors nor dentist think it's important enough to do any kind of testing for other problems. Yes, Angela...I know what you mean...pretty much everything hurts. I think it's only milk and water that soothes it. SO, maybe I didn't read everything very well (I've been up since 3am), did anyone actually try the oil pulling with coconut oil, and if so, what results did you get? I'm pretty sure a fissured (sp?) can't be fixed, but I want to try it, if I can get past the taste.
use YOGART!! :D