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Home Remedies For Tongue Bites

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Published: Tuesday, March 27, 2012, 12:17 [IST]

Home Remedies For Tongue Bites

You can cut your tongue while eating, talking or sleeping. The tongue bite takes time to cure but it can be painful. Sometimes, a tongue bite turns to an ulcer or sore thus making it more painful for few days. To heal tongue bites, take a look at the home remedies.

Home remedies to cure tongue bites:

1. Tongue bites are not something serious. When compared to other body parts, tongue bite can be cured easily. This is because saliva coat makes it easy to heal the bite.

2. When you cut your tongue, immediately apply ice on the sore tongue. This relieves pain and also stops bleeding.

3. Rinse your mouth with salt water. Salt can burn the cut for few seconds but is an effective home remedy to cure tongue bites. Slat has anti-bacterial properties which fights bacteria and prevents infections.

4. Have a spoon of honey after meal or at least two times in a day. Honey is sweet and effective to cure tongue bite or cut.

5. Have ample of water. Water cures any tongue bite or cuts. Prefer cold water which provides a soothing effect and also heals sore tongue or bite.

6. When you have a tongue bite, avoid spicy food. Spicy food increases the inflammation thus slowing down the healing process.

7. Press your tongue gently against the roof of your mouth. This should be done throughout the day to cure tongue bites.

Try these home remedies to cure tongue bites. The tongue bite reduces slowly if the cut is deep. Generally, a tongue bite cures within a week or two.

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