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Pimple on Tongue

Although tongue pimples do not require urgent medical treatment, the amount of pain it causes, until it vanishes, certainly restricts our eating and talking habits.
Pimples on the tongue might not be a worrisome condition but is certainly painful. With even a single pimple on the tongue, the person is bound to experience pain while chewing food. In some cases, this bumpy structure can bring a considerable amount of discomfort while talking too.

Causes

Food Allergy
Allergic reactions from food can cause pimples to form on the tongue. People consuming too much of 'high acidic foods' or oily foods like fried chips are susceptible to tongue acne.

Hormonal Imbalance
Fluctuations in hormone levels, common during pregnancy, can lead to pimple outbreaks not only on the tongue, but also on the facial and the back area.

Canker Sores
A person affected with canker sores shows formation of white lesions (open wounds) on the tongue and is accompanied by a burning sensation. Initially, a canker sore appears as a tongue pimple, before it finally turns into an open wound.

Tongue Injury
Unknowingly biting the tongue cannot be tolerated by the delicate skin. This will eventually cause pimples to appear at the bite site. This usually happens when the person is having his lunch or dinner, while watching TV.

Oral Thrush
A tongue pimple due to oral thrush (fungal infection) appears as a white bump and causes a lot of irritation. A severe yeast infection is not restricted to the tongue but generally spreads to inner cheeks and the roof of the mouth.

All in all, generally treatment is not required as the pimple disappears on its own within 3-4 days. Gargling with salt water is a traditional remedy to ease the pain. Oral thrush that brings raised spots on the tongue is often treated by eating yogurt and drinking buttermilk. Also, restricting or avoiding oily foods can help to get rid of this condition. Antifungal medicines may also be prescribed to treat oral thrush.

Disclaimer: The information provided in this article is solely for educating the reader. It is not intended to be a substitute for the advice of a medical expert.
By Nicks J
Last Updated: 9/28/2011
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