Is there anything I can do myself to treat this? In brief: Glossitis This is what is called inflammation of the tongue.

Glossitis. The best way to treat inflammation of the tongue is to try to identify cause, for example: allergy, infection, trauma, autoimmune, diet/medication related, tumor etc. It is important to try an identify cause/effect. First see if there is diet or medication associations and make appropriate modifications. If this becomes a chronic condition then having a doctor evaluate would be recommended.