Upset with Pimples and Protrusions on Tongue

Posted by Robert (Denver, CO) on 12/17/2007

I am upset about having to deal an ongoing discomfort of what seems like pimples or protrusions coming out of my tongue. It causes me to use the nail clipper and cut them out. I bleed a bit but I can deal with it. Is there an internal ointment that eliminates this ailment? Please contact me asap. I HAVE!!! TO know asap. I hate living with this pain!

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
383 posts

A condition where it appears to look like pimples and the head is sometimes white. Certain canker sores (usually viral) and inflamed taste buds from acidic food can result in this condition. The only way for sure, is saliva pH, which ideally should be above 7, but by chance, if its salivary pH is below 6 chances are great virus and bacteria are making home on the tongue.

Ideally the remedy if the salivary pH is acid, is to use a potassium citrate, or potassium bicarbonate as a mouthwash and leave it in the mouth for about 10 minutes and do this after every meal. Plus, I would take 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda in 1/2 glass of water with 1/8 teaspoon potassium citrate taken twice a day. Potassium is an important element in raising the mouth pH, but always a sodium bicarbonate must be needed to maintain a stable sodium and potassium ratio, within biological parameters too.

Certain canker sores can cause pimples, and hence vitamin B12 drops taken orally, about 4-5 times a day, on the tongue or on the area of pimples may also help, plus some ocassional B6 and perhaps weekly vitamin B complex may also help too. This should reduce certain virus related cause, but L-lysine, usually 1000-3000 mg a day, and zinc gluconate 50 mg once or twice a week for example may also be helpful.


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