- How to treat a burn on the roof of the mouth at home
- 1. Cold water
- 2. Yogurt or milk
- 3. Aloe vera
- 4. Honey
- 5. Saltwater rinse
- 6. Soft foods
- 7. Look after the skin
- What to do if you burn your mouth
- 1. Chill it down ASAP
- 2. Gargle, gargle, gargle
- 3. A spoonful of sugar
- 4. Keep it cool
- 5. Remember to breathe
- 6. Keep it minty fresh
- Exactly What to Do If You Burn Your Tongue, According to a Doctor
- What should you do immediately after you’ve burned your tongue?
- What should you absolutely NOT do after you burn your tongue?
- What happens to your tongue when you “burn” it, and how long does it take for a burnt tongue to heal?
- If you burn your tongue repeatedly, could this damage your taste buds long-term?
- Any tips on how you can avoid burning your tongue?
- Get the New Book!
- What To Do When You Burn Your Tongue To Soothe It & Prevent Further Damage
- 1. Cool off.
- 2. Try over-the-counter painkillers (if you need to).
- 3. Keep your mouth clean.
- 4. Eat mild foods.
- So You Burnt Your Tongue, What’s Next?
- What To Do After You Burn Your Tongue
- Degrees Of Burns On Your Tongue
- Additional Information about Tongue Burns
- This Is The Quickest (And Most Surprising) Way To Heal A Burnt Tongue
- Tongue Burn Remedies Here Are 5 Quick Remedies
- Here are 5 easy home-remedies that will help you get rid of that burning sensation in your tongue effectively and quickly.
How to treat a burn on the roof of the mouth at home
If a person has a first-degree burn, they can usually treat it at home. Taking immediate steps can limit the damage, and natural remedies can promote healing and prevent infection.
1. Cold water
Taking immediate action after burning the roof of the mouth can curb the extent of the damage. Cooling the area right away can prevent the burn from affecting inner layers of skin.
The American Academy of Dermatology recommend that anyone who experiences a burn should submerge the area in cold water for at least 10 minutes.
When the burn is in the mouth, a person can fill the mouth with cold water. When the water is no longer cool, spit it out and replace it with cold water.
Cubes or chips of ice can stick to the skin and cause further pain and damage. Instead of sucking on an ice cube, try adding some ice to a glass of water.
2. Yogurt or milk
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Eating some cool natural yogurt or drinking a glass of milk can help to ease the discomfort of a mouth burn. Yogurt and milk coat the skin and provide a temporary barrier. This can prevent irritation and soothe itching as the wound heals.
A healthful diet can also help with healing. This can include dairy products, alongside proteins, whole grains, and plenty of fruits and vegetables.
Drinking plenty of fluids will keep the body hydrated and support healing.
3. Aloe vera
Aloe vera gel is often used on external burns to soothe the skin. It can help to reduce inflammation and discomfort.
When applying aloe vera gel to a burn in the mouth, it is important to choose a product designed for use in this area.
Honey can help a burn on the roof of the mouth to heal. Gently coating the burn with honey keeps it moist, which can help with healing.
Some research suggests that honey has antimicrobial properties. This means that it may kill harmful organisms or slow their growth, which can prevent infection and speed the healing process.
5. Saltwater rinse
One of the skin’s essential jobs is to be a barrier against infection. If the skin is damaged, it becomes vulnerable to infection.
Keeping the roof of the mouth clean can help to prevent this issue, and rinsing the mouth with salt water is a natural way to keep a burn clean.
A person can make a salt water mouth rinse at home by:
- warming some water slightly
- stirring in one-quarter teaspoon of table salt
- swishing this mixture around the mouth and spitting it out
This rinse can be used two to three times a day until the wound heals.
6. Soft foods
It is important to protect the roof of the mouth as it heals. After a burn, the damaged skin usually peels away, revealing new skin underneath. This new skin is often tender, and foods with sharp edges can cause pain or damage.
Eating soft foods can help to ensure that wounds heal and new skin has time to strengthen. Eggs, soup, and yogurt are some examples of soft foods that can help.
7. Look after the skin
As the skin heals, the area will be delicate and often sore. Avoid further discomfort by taking care not to interfere with the wound or the new skin forming beneath it.
Brushing the teeth, eating, and drinking can agitate the roof of the mouth. Some simple steps to protect the healing skin include:
- Being gentle when brushing the teeth. Consider using a manual, rather than electric, toothbrush temporarily.
- Refraining from wearing a mouth guard until the area has healed.
- Avoiding picking at loose skin. It will come away from the roof of the mouth eventually. Prematurely removing the skin can irritate the area and lead to infection.
- Avoiding hot drinks until the burn has healed.
You know the feeling: You accidentally take a swig of scalding hot coffee or go for an aggressive bite of just-delivered pizza and immediately regret it. Chrissy Teigen has been there—she recently struggled with a microwaveable sandwich and tweeted about the aftermath.
“I burned the roof of my mouth with a Jimmy Dean sandwich and there is white flesh hanging from my mouth roof like the curtains of a worn-down theater,” she wrote on Twitter on Sunday. Fans were quick to sympathize. “I think I have permanent scars on the roof of my mouth from eating too many Hot Pockets in college,” one person wrote. “Been there dude,” another said.
The roof of your mouth (a.k.a. the palate) is covered with skin.
And, just like skin on any other part of your body, the skin in your mouth can experience first-, second-, and third-degree burns, Gary Goldenberg, M.D., assistant clinical professor of dermatology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, tells SELF.
First-degree burns are the most mild and they impact the outer layer of skin (the epidermis). These burns usually just cause redness, Dr. Goldenberg says. Second-degree burns are more severe and impact the epidermis and dermis (the lower layer of skin). These burns can cause pain, redness, swelling, and blistering. Third-degree burns are the most intense. They go through the epidermis and dermis and impact tissues below that. These burns can leave your skin white or black, and can even make it feel temporarily numb.
If you drink a hot coffee and quickly spit it out, it’s probably more likely that you’ll get a first-degree burn, Susan L. Besser, M.D., a primary-care physician at Mercy Medical Center, tells SELF. But if you bite into something with scalding hot cheese, which really holds heat and can stick to the roof of your mouth, you’re probably going to get a second-degree burn, she says.
When you get any type of burn on the roof of your mouth, your body is going to send white blood cells to the site to try to heal it from below (meaning you’ll experience some swelling), Dr. Besser says. “But the surface layer is dead,” she says, “ it’s going to slough of,” meaning it’s going to peel. If you have a first-degree burn, this is going to happen on a microscopic level, and you won’t notice it, she says. But if you have a second-degree burn, the whole top layer will peel off—and you’ll know it.
Gulping a hot drink, taking a mouthful of microwaved mince pie, biting into a cheesy pizza–all these can cause excruciating burns inside your mouth. The tissue on the roof of your mouth is very thin and burns easily. Here’s what to do if you burn your mouth.
What to do if you burn your mouth
Left to its own devices, your mouth should heal completely in a week or so, but you may be able to reduce healing time if you act quickly to cool down the burn.
Just like a burn to the skin, the best thing you can do with a scalded mouth is to cool it down. And the easiest way to do that is with cold water. Spend 5 or 10 minutes rinsing, spitting and gargling with cold water until the pain in your mouth eases.
An even faster method is to use ice if you can get hold of some quickly. Suck ice cubes until the stinging stops.
Once you’ve finished the initial cooling off, rinse and gargle with a salt-water solution. Stir half a teaspoon of salt into a glass of warm water and use it to wash your mouth out. (Don’t swallow it). The salt is antiseptic and will help to clean and disinfect the burned area.
The fastest and most enjoyable way to cool down a pizza-scalded mouth–especially for children–is with a scoop, or 3, of plain old ice cream.
Liquorice has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and helps to heal mucous membranes. Make a decoction by putting 10g dried liquorice root into 100ml cold water. Bring to the boil and infuse for 15 minutes. Strain, sweeten with honey, then use as a mouthwash and gargle as often as you like. Alternatively, try using liquorice tablets to soothe a sore mouth.
So you were a little too eager and ate your entire meal while it was still piping hot (you should have just waited until the pizza was cold) and now your mouth is flaming with anger. Even when it calms down, your tongue will feel weirdly numb and uncomfortable for days. So what can you do to spread up the healing process?
Unfortunately, you can’t just lather aloe vera on your tongue like it’s sunburnt (well you can, but it will taste and feel absolutely disgusting). Don’t worry. There are plenty of other natural remedies to help sooth and cure your burnt tongue.
1. Chill it down ASAP
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Burning your tongue is just like burning your skin on the stove; you must act quickly. The first thing you should do is cool down your tongue, which will alleviate the pain but will also help it heal more quickly. The best way to do this is by sucking on an ice cube.
If ice cubes are a little too cold, try eating something cool and creamy like yogurt, ice cream, or shaved ice.
2. Gargle, gargle, gargle
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Gargling a cup of salt water after burning your mouth can help the tongue heal quickly. The salt neutralizes acids that may be exasperating your pain and helps draw out infection to heal the tongue.
3. A spoonful of sugar
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It sounds straight out of Mary Poppins, but some swear that letting a spoonful of sugar sit on a freshly burnt tongue will help alleviate pain and cure it in no time. And hey, even if it doesn’t work, who can complain about a spoonful of sugar?
4. Keep it cool
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I shouldn’t have to tell you this but staying away from hot foods for a few hours will help give your tongue the time it needs to fully heal. You should also avoid spicy and acidic foods (like pineapple), which can further irritate the tongue and worsen your pain.
5. Remember to breathe
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In line with making sure your tongue has time to cool off, try breathing through your mouth after burning your tongue. It may seem a little awkward at first, but cool air will do wonders for your mouth.
6. Keep it minty fresh
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If you’ve ever taken a sip of water after chewing minty gum, you know how cold that stuff can make your mouth feel. Mint gum has that effect because it contains menthol. This chemical activates the cold-sensing nerves, numbs the area, and reduces inflammation.
Because of these effects, menthol can help a lot with a tongue burn. To apply some menthol to your tongue, try chewing a piece of minty fresh gum, making a refreshing mint smoothing, or sucking on a cough drop.
Goldilocks said it best: some foods are “just right” while others are too hot. When the latter is true and foods carry too much heat, our hunger can actually get us hurt. Fairy tales aside, what happens when you burn your mouth as the result of consuming a hot food or beverage?
What happens when you burn your tongue?
No matter the type of burn, be it on your palate or your hands, the degree of damage can range in severity. Generally speaking, however, burns from pizza and other foods rarely prove more intense than first degree burns. These are often the result of scalding burns caused by hot liquids, like water or oil, and steam.
Depending on where the tongue is damaged, your ability to taste the various components of food — sour, sweet, bitter, salty and umami — may be be affected, but only until your mouth has a chance to heal itself. With that in mind, it’s best to remember that the cells of the mouth, including those on the tongue, are some of the fastest healing tissues in your body. Give it a day or two and your sense of taste should be back to normal.
What foods should you avoid after burning your tongue?
Burns are like any other wound: they heal best when irritation is avoided. As such, steer clear of anything acidic like citrus fruits and juices, tomatoes or vinegar. These foods will likely irritate the burn and cause you more pain, not to mention a longer recovery time. Instead, take this opportunity to treat yourself to something more soothing, like ice cream, popsicles or cooling foods such as yogurt.
Other, non-food remedies include local anesthetics containing menthol, a compound which acts to numb affected areas by making your tongue feel cold. Much in the same way capsaicin causes your mouth to feel hot when you consume hot peppers, menthol triggers cold-sensitive receptors on the tongue that makes it seem that the temperature has dropped a few degrees. While both spearmint and peppermint leaves contain menthol-derivatives, the concentration is not nearly high enough to lend you much relief. As always, if the pain of any burn seems too much to handle, you may want to consider seeing a doctor, just to be safe.
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Exactly What to Do If You Burn Your Tongue, According to a Doctor
If you’re like us, you’ve experienced a burnt tongue one too many times. We’re all guilty of trying to drink our coffee or tea too quickly, right?
But you know the feeling—you submerge your tongue into an all-too-toasty treat, and once you’ve realized it’s too hot for comfort, the damage has already been done.
Your tastebuds can quite literally feel swollen for hours on end, thanks to that unexpected blast of heat that they briefly endured. Sometimes, it may feel like you can’t taste food correctly for several hours after those painful few seconds have come and gone.
To help burnt tongues everywhere, we spoke with Cedrina L. Calder, MD, to find out exactly what you need to do after you burn your tongue on a piping hot meal or drink.
What should you do immediately after you’ve burned your tongue?
“After you realize that you’ve burned your tongue, you should immediately spit out the food or liquid if possible. This is to prevent the food or drink from continuing to burn your mouth, throat or esophagus,” says Calder. “Next, hold some ice water in your mouth to cool the burned area on your tongue. You can also use cold milk or yogurt, which helps coat and soothe the damaged tissue.”
“It’s important to keep the burn clean. This can be done by doing salt water rinses daily,” she says. Calder also recommends that you continue to hold ice water, cold milk, or yogurt in your mouth to numb the affected area, as this will help alleviate the discomfort. Honey is also a good, natural way to treat the tender area because it helps the wounded area heal.
Depending on how severe the burn is, Calder says you can also opt for a topical benzocaine ointment and take an over-the-counter pain reliever such as Advil.
What should you absolutely NOT do after you burn your tongue?
“After burning your tongue, you should avoid hot foods and liquids, spicy foods, acidic foods and beverages, and tobacco. All of these can irritate the already damaged tissue,” says Calder. “You should also avoid brushing your tongue until it heals.”
What happens to your tongue when you “burn” it, and how long does it take for a burnt tongue to heal?
Calder explains that once you have burned your tongue, you essentially damage its tissue cells, and it could take between two to three days to get back to normal. “If it takes much longer than that, or you develop blisters, you should see your doctor for an evaluation,” she says.
If you burn your tongue repeatedly, could this damage your taste buds long-term?
“If the burn is severe enough, you can damage your taste buds. However, this is typically only temporary, as they normally grow back without any issues,” says Calder.
Any tips on how you can avoid burning your tongue?
Calder’s advice is pretty simple, yet wise, for those of us who repeatedly scorch our tongue’s precious tissue cells.
“To avoid burning your tongue, allow foods and liquids to cool off properly before eating or drinking. Cheesy foods, soups, coffee, and tea all are common culprits when it comes to tongue burns,” says Calder.
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Whether we’re starving and impatient and there’s a plate of hot food we desperately want to eat or we just don’t anticipate the level of heat that’s about to enter our mouths, we often burn our tongues. Fortunately, it’s easy to get rid of the pain with a bit of sugar.
Home and garden blog Gomestic asserts that sprinkling a little bit of sugar on your tongue after a burn can help dull the pain:
If you have ever burned your tongue on a hot drink, or hot food, you will know how much it hurts. Sprinkle sugar on it and the pain will subside.
Seems like it’s worth a try. Even if it doesn’t work out quite as well as they promise, a little bit of sugar is still a decent consolation prize all by itself.
If you’ve had any experience with this tip, let us know if it works in the comments.
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What To Do When You Burn Your Tongue To Soothe It & Prevent Further Damage
We’ve all been there: You wake up, stumble over to the coffee pot, and desperately brew your delicious, caffeinated lifeblood. You finally get your cup, raise it to your lips… and promptly burn the crap out of your mouth. Eesh. What should you do when you burn your tongue? The simple answer is “Be patient and wait for it to heal,” but fortunately there are a few steps your can take in the interim to relieve your pain and get your poor mouth on the road to recovery as quickly as possible.
Burns on the tongue, lips, and roof of the mouth are very common for a couple of reasons: First, from pizza to tea to ramen, humans like to put hot things in their mouths, and often they aren’t very good at waiting for those things to cool down. Second, the mucus membrane lining the mouth is more delicate than the skin on other areas of the body and thus burns more easily. As Dr. Alison Bruce, dermatologist at The Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, explained to BuzzFeed, “The mouth is lined with a mucus membrane and there’s no spongy or fatty layer underneath like regular skin, so it just adheres to bone.” So, not only do people have a tendency to put piping hot liquids and foods in their mouths, their mouths are also more susceptible to burning than other parts of the body. No wonder we burn our tongues so often!
As with any other burns, burns on the mouth and tongue can range in severity. Most burns from hot foods and liquids are first-degree burns (the least severe type), and, though they may hurt in the moment, they’ll heal fairly quickly, usually within a week. (Thankfully, burns and wounds in the mouth heal more quickly than other areas of the body.) According to Healthline, first-degree tongue burns may be painful and display redness or swelling. More severe symptoms, like blisters, indicate a second-degree burn, and a white or black, visibly burnt tongue is a sign of a third-degree burn. If you have a severely burnt tongue (second or third-degree), you should seek treatment from medical professional for pain relief and help preventing infection.
That said, hot food and drinks aren’t likely to cause more than first-degree burns, which you can treat at home. Here’s what to do:
1. Cool off.
In the immediate aftermath of burning your mouth, you want to cool down the afflicted skin. Try swishing cold water or milk around your mouth to stop the burning and ease inflammation. You can also suck on a popsicle or ice chips (though, as BuzzFeed points out, it’s probably not a good idea to put a giant ice cube in your mouth, since your tongue could stick to it and cause more damage). Healthline also recommends putting a bit of sugar on the burned area to relieve pain.
2. Try over-the-counter painkillers (if you need to).
For most mild burns from hot food, you probably won’t need medication, but if the pain is getting hard to manage, you can take an over-the-counter painkiller like acetaminophen or ibuprofen. You can also try out a topical oral pain reliever like Orabase or Oragel.
3. Keep your mouth clean.
Your body already has amazing healing power— the best thing to do in the case of a mouth burn is step back, keep your mouth clean, and let your body do its work. Continue to brush your teeth regularly with a soft toothbrush, and rinse your mouth out with a salt-water solution (a half teaspoon of salt stirred into a cup of warm water) two or three times daily. The salt is an antiseptic and will help keep your burn free of infection. Otherwise, leave the burn alone, and, especially, don’t touch it with your fingers, which could irritate the skin and introduce bacteria.
4. Eat mild foods.
When a burn is healing in your mouth, it’s a good idea to stay away from foods that will irritate the damaged skin. That means staying away from spicy, acidic, or very hot foods, as well as crunchy, crusty, or prickly foods like crackers or chips. Instead, stick to mild, soft foods (so, yes, this is an excuse to eat ice cream until your burn heals).
Your burn should heal within a few days to a week. As you surely already know, you can avoid burns in the future by letting hot food cool before eating or drinking, taking small bites, and blowing on bites or beverages to cool them down. Certain mouth burns are inevitable, however — I’m not sure there’s any amount of common sense that could prevent a true coffee addict from gulping down boiling coffee early on a Monday morning, or keep people from biting into a sizzling slice of pizza after a long day. That’s just life. At least with these tips, you can help your tongue recover ASAP.
So You Burnt Your Tongue, What’s Next?
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Foods and drinks are a huge part of our daily life. Not only do we need them to live, but meals are a huge part of every culture. Let’s paint a scene for you. You are out with a group of friends at a pizza parlor. The aroma of wood baked pizza fills your nose and makes your stomach gurgle with anticipation. You order your favorite type of pizza and patiently wait for it to come out.
After some time passes, you eye your waiter heading towards your table with your pizza. As he sets it down in front of you, he warns, “Careful, this just came out of the oven.”
Overcome with excitement, you ignore his cautionary advice. You bite down–
The cheese is scalding hot. At this point, you inhale and exhale repeatedly to try and cool the bite of pizza off. You debate if you should spit it out, but you don’t want to be gross in front of your friends. It’s too late. The damage to your tongue is done.
What To Do After You Burn Your Tongue
Now that your favorite pizza parlor has implemented a scorched earth strategy on your tongue, it’s time to find ways to soothe the damage done.
- Just like if you burn another part of your body, applying something cold as soon as possible can help mitigate pain. Sucking on an ice cube will help.
- Put granulated sugar on your tongue and press it on the roof of your mouth. These instructions might seem ironic coming from a dentist, but this trick will help with the pain. But no, this doesn’t give you an excuse to eat a Snickers bar. That’s on you.
- Don’t add inSALT to injury. Seriously, avoid eating hot, salty, acidic, or spicy foods. These foods can irritate your burn, and hot foods can add to the injury as well. Until your tongue heals stick with cold pizza.
- If your tongue still hurts after these remedies, consider taking medications like acetaminophen or ibuprofen. These will help with swelling and pain. If you are unsure if you can take these, make sure you check with your doctor first.
- If your tongue is still in pain after about 7 days, seek medical attention from your local doctor or dentist.
Degrees Of Burns On Your Tongue
While this blog offers solutions to help burnt tongues, if you believe you have a second or third degree burn, please go seek medical attention to ensure you have the best possible care.
First-Degree: Minor damage, tongue may look a little red
Second-Degree: Blisters may form on the tongue and is typically more painful
Third-Degree: White, blackened, or charred tissue, may be numb or have severe pain
Unless your pizzeria uses a blast furnace, thankfully you are unlikely to get a third degree burn on your tongue.
Additional Information about Tongue Burns
- Depending on the severity of your burn, you may have a metallic taste in your mouth. Do not worry; this should go away as your burn heals.
- Taste buds can be burnt off, but will grow back within 10-14 days.
While having a burnt tongue isn’t particularly dangerous, it can be a nuisance for some time. The best way to prevent burns is to be wary around hot items; test nibbles and sips will do you wonders. When the inevitable burnt tongue does happen, use the remedies above to make your time with a burnt tongue a little more bearable.
This Is The Quickest (And Most Surprising) Way To Heal A Burnt Tongue
If anyone has any patience to spare, can you send it my way? My lack of patience recently left me with a mouth full of pain. Well, in my defense, I had waited over three hours for my aunt to finish cooking her legendary honey fried chicken. Since this is my #1 favorite meal, I was basically salivating by the time she finished… so I decided to skip the cooling-off part and immediately bit into a piece of chicken. OMG! That chicken was really, reallyhot, and I burnt my entire tongue. It hurt so badly, I started tearing up.
My tongue was in severe pain, and my heart was in pain at the thought of not being able to enjoy the rest of my chicken. Luckily, my aunt was there to save me. She grabbed her sugar container and told me to open my mouth. I was skeptical, but she assured me that sugar would quickly stop the burning sensation on my tongue. Sugar is one of my favorite things in the world, so I figured it couldn’t hurt.
I gave it a try and it worked!
If you are showing signs of a second- or third-degree burn, by all means, call a doctor immediately. However, in the event that your tongue burn is minor, sugar placed on the burnt area will quickly alleviate the pain. According to Advanced Tissue, sugar has been used to heal wounds for centuries. They also cite a 2011 study that found that when sugar is used as a topical treatment, it cleanses and prevents bacterial growth on wounds. Over the years, researchers have concluded that sugar dehydrates bacteriawithin wounds and quicky assists with new tissue growth, lessening the burning sensation on your tongue.
Despite the temptation, do not erratically pour sugar into your mouth. Colgate, our trusted oral care friend, suggests that you should sprinkle the sugarin the painful areas of your mouth, allowing it to sit and dissolve. Soon after it melts away, you will feel your pain disappear. Honey is also suggested as a quick pain reliever for a tongue burn, since it also has anti-bacterial properties.
After applying sugar to the burns on my tongue, it took less than two minutes for me to be pain-free. And yes, I still lacked patience and devoured the rest of my honey fried chicken.
That day, I did vow to always check a food’s temperature before I take a bite. However, mistakes happen, and just in case a hot piece of chicken catches my eye again, I added a packet of sugar to accompany the hot sauce in my bag.
Tongue Burn Remedies Here Are 5 Quick Remedies
- Too hot drinks and food can burn your tongue mildly to severely.
- Use sugar, aloe-vera, and honey for instant relief from the burn.
- Mint and Yogurt may also help.
Imagine this – you’re about to take a sip of the freshly brewed coffee or that heavenly-smelling tea and as you take that much awaited sip in a hurry – oops! You realize it was piping hot and it was way too hot for your tongue to handle, and you’re now left with a scalded mouth. Well, we’ve all been there. Gulping warm tea or a sip of piping hot coffee, taking a mouthful of hot piece of chocolate cake, biting into a cheesy pizza-all these can cause excruciating burns inside your mouth. A severely burned roof of mouth can last for hours, even days as it takes time to heal itself. The tissue on the roof of your mouth has many delicate tissues that may be sensitive to hot foods and drinks. Here is what to do if you burn your mouth.
Here are 5 easy home-remedies that will help you get rid of that burning sensation in your tongue effectively and quickly.
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A very simple and easily available remedy for tongue-burns, sugar works as a soothing agent, and therefore helps provide you relief from the burning sensation in your tongue. Apart from that, it also betters the taste in your mouth.
Sugar works as a soothing agent and is good remedy for burnt tongue
This amazingly quick remedy to a burnt tongue helps you as it contains menthol that helps activate the cold-sensing nerves. Plus, it numbs-down the area and helps reduce inflammation, so you naturally feel better.
The antibacterial nature of honey helps prevent the bacteria from affecting the damaged skin. Not just that, honey being a natural anti-inflammatory agent, it is also a great choice for reducing swelling and pain.
Honey is a natural anti-inflammatory agent and is good remedy for burnt tongue
With its soothing and cooling nature, yogurt helps you get rid of the burning in your mouth from piping-hot food, as it takes away the heat from the burn.
5. Aloe Vera
What Aloe Vera does to a burn is that it soothes down the damaged cells on the tongue, reduces pain and inflammation, therefore turning out to be a great remedy for a burnt tongue.
Aloe vera soothes the damaged burnt cells on the tongue
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