Remedy for Salt Blisters on Tongue

Updated July 19, 2017

Having a salt blister on the tongue can be very painful and irritating. Blisters on the tongue are common when you have a Vitamin B deficiency or a food allergy. Many times a change in the diet can easily cure a salt blister. Fortunately, there are many home remedies you can try to relieve the pain and cure a salt blister on the tongue.


A salt blister on the tongue can be caused from many things. The tongue is a breeding ground for many types of bacteria and fungus. If one has poor hygiene, it can be the cause for a salt blister on the tongue as well as other issues in the mouth. You may also be allergic to a certain type of food, which causes blisters in the stomach that lead up to the mouth.

Home Remedies

If you find that you have a salt blister on the tongue, increase your Vitamin B intake by eating foods such as eggs, yoghurt, milk, cheese, bananas and soy products. These foods rich in dairy may reduce the frequency of blisters. Avoid eating a lot of sweets, as this is a major cause of tongue blisters as well.

Gargling with saltwater will help with blisters on the tongue. The salt will help kill any bacteria on the tongue so an infection doesn't occur. Rinse with saltwater many times throughout the day. Rub an ice cube on the blister until it is numb to help with the pain.

Try tea tree oil and use it as a mouthwash. Tea tree oil has antibacterial properties that help get rid of infection. Use this three times a day to reduce the bacteria on the tongue.

Take 1/2 tsp of turmeric powder and mix it with a glass of milk. Drink the mixture to help cure the salt blister. Try rubbing a wet teabag on your tongue to relieve the pain as it contains tannic acid to help cure the blister.

Mix 1 tsp of baking soda with warm water. Rinse this mixture in your mouth several times a day to relieve the pain within 24 hours. You can also make a paste from these ingredients that can be applied directly to the blister.

Soak a cotton ball in plum juice and place it against your blister for a few minutes. You can also use plum juice as a mouthwash to help with the pain.

Take a slice of onion and place it on your tongue blister for a few minutes to help soothe pain. Milk of Magnesia also works by swishing it around in your mouth to put a protective coating on the blister.

Never scratch the blister with your teeth. This will irritate the sore and cause more of an infection in your mouth.

If you notice your symptoms not improving or getting worse, visit your doctor for medical treatment as there may be a more serious problem.

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Diana Reid has been a freelance writer for more than five years. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English from The Ohio State University and education in public health. She has been published in KidVisions, MicroHorror, "The Kids Ark Magazine," NACS, "Family Business Magazine" and has written hundreds of health articles for