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How to get rid of white pimples on tongue

Updated February 21, 2017

White pimples on the tongue come from a variety of causes. Taste buds that become inflamed, certain diseases such as diabetes, and canker sores or trauma to the tongue may all result in white bumps or pimples on the tongue. Treatment options are available to soothe the pain and get rid of white bumps.

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  1. Gargle with a medicated mouthwash two or three times a day. Medicated mouthwash contains ingredients to kill the bacteria that may form white pimples on the tongue.

  2. Mix half and half of water and hydrogen peroxide. Dip a cotton swab into the mixture and apply to the white pimple. Do this three or four times a day to aid in healing.

  3. Take milk of magnesia and dab it on a cotton swab. Apply to white pimples on the tongue three or four times a day. This helps relieve pain from the sore.

  4. Apply over-the-counter numbing agents to the pimple, which may aid in pain relief.

  5. Tip

    Avoid eating spicy foods until the pimple has gone away. Spicy foods may irritate and result in more pain from the sore. See your doctor if the white pimple has not gone away after two weeks of treatment. This may be a symptom of a more serious illness.

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Things You'll Need

  • Medicated mouthwash
  • Cotton swabs
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Water
  • Milk of magnesia
  • Numbing agents

About the Author

Constance Barker, located in the hills of southern Ohio, is the owner and writer of several financial, credit report and travel websites. She started writing in 1999 for private clients and began creating website content in 2004. She gained expertise in home improvement after she and her husband built their home themselves.

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