Treatment of Tongue Crack
Cracked tongue is a benign problem that does not require any specific treatment or cure.
At times, debris trapped inside the fissures cause irritation. Brushing the top surface of the tongue removes such debris and the irritation. At other times, the infection develops into thrush or other chronic yeast infections, usually treated with the use of antifungal and anesthetic mouthwash, and intake of digestive enzyme, either as tablets or by consumption of green leafy vegetables and sprouted seeds.
Apart from bacterial infections, tongue cracks often cause soreness and inflammation. Possible fissured tongue treatments to alleviate the resultant pain and irritation include pain relievers, anti-inflammatories, Vitamin B Complex supplements, and zinc supplements. Peppermint tea, nettle tea, brown rice, and quinoa also fortify the body with B vitamins.
At times, tongue cracks develop into the rare Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome, the treatment of which requires removal of noxious agents present in the tongue. The best solution is application of corticosteroids directly on the tongue.
The pain and swelling that accompany tongue cracks could also be pre-cancer growth, warranting a visit to the doctor.