View Full Version : Tongue - ouch!
08-19-2008, 12:39 PM
Oh my gosh. My tongue hurts so badly when I eat, but if I don't eat, give it a rest, it feels much better. I may blame it on the dental work from few months back and lots of it, but today acupuncturist called it a "cold tongue." She said remedy "give up raw foods."
My husband eats this way and doesn't have it so can't buy that. Mint in toothpaste irritates it, eating sometimes grapes, other fruits, nuts, things with spicy all have it flare up. I was telling my non raw friend last night at dinner and she wanted to see it. She looked and said it was red with bumps.
So I can't give up foods, not willing to give up eating the healthiest way on the planet, I am thinking of taking in barley powder that has live enzymes still. I hate the smell of wheatgrass and the taste so little option here.
Any suggestions? Am I alone here?
08-19-2008, 01:32 PM
I'm wondering if you tried using a saltwater mouthwash on it if that would help. Don't give up raw foods - that's ridiculous!!!
Also, check this out:
08-19-2008, 02:36 PM
yeast detox maybe? In researching my sore on the corner of my nouth (angular chelitis), the cause is said to be yeast/fungal infection and is often associated with oral thrush which involves a red sore tongue.
Have you considered oil pulling with coconut oil? You swish coconut oil in the mouth for as long as possible (say 20 min), then spit out the oil which accumulates toxins. Would be great if there's yeast involved.
In the meantime you can try making green smoothies and sipping with a straw. You can leave out citrus and pineapple if they are too irritating for now.
08-19-2008, 02:41 PM
I've had that happen after eating too much pineapple--very acidic.
08-19-2008, 03:35 PM
oil pulling with sesame, coconut or sunflower oil
08-19-2008, 07:31 PM
Perhaps take a break from very acidic foods, as mentioned, citrus and pineapple. Also, tomatoes. If some foods irritate your tongue, try avoiding them for a while. I get a bumpy tongue from walnuts and sometimes bananas, myself.
08-22-2008, 07:50 PM
Thanks all. Never tried oil pulling but good thought. Maybe a detox that was on/off for long time as the tongue is feeling so much better. Don't really do pineapples or other such fruits, but yes to eating tomatoes. I couldn't believe this horrible tongue feeling. How can you ever let it dry out to heal anyway? Glad it's doing much better now.
Again, thanks all. Finally got new Dell, Vostro 200, 3 megs and flies!
08-23-2008, 10:25 AM
Where do they get these Names from? I feel for you and hope you have a FULL Recovery soon and until then you can drink Smoothies with a Straw.....I Heap Tons of Healing on you.
08-26-2008, 06:27 PM
Thanks for your great wishes.
Amazingly, haven't done anything differently, tongue is doing great and no signs of any problems. I'll keep you posted however if the tune changes which I don't plan on happening. On mouth wash going with a pinch and diluting with water. I wish I realized that before but not the blame however, but just an irritant when the tongue is "raw."
Off to make a large salad!
My tomatoes are doing fabulous and starting to "kick" in. Not sure which heirloom they all are, but they are massive sizes. I bet I have a few pounds in each tomato on several plants too. Different colors as well. Camera software not loaded onto new machine so no pictures here. I suppose just picture the largest heirlooms and that's my tomatoes for many. I do have some Roma which of course are not super massive. Super grateful in late crop too.
Best to everyone's health here!
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