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Is there anything to do about a burnt tongue?

I burnt my tongue last night on HOT food. Is there anything i can do to make it better?

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I dont remember where I learned this one, but take a sugar packet and empty it on the burned part of your tongue. Let it dissolve. The pain will be gone. Try it---it works every time, but I dont know why, After that I try to go easy with the temp of my food for a few days.

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Ice cream!

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Not really. You can relieve the pain with some ibuprofen and cold food/drink.

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Oxide peroxide

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Wait and it'll fix itself.

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Very helpful.
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read here: http://voices.yahoo.com/home-remedies-burned-tongue-7089492.html

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sorry, what I read is that there isn't much you can do about it
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you can use a ice cube or just dont think about it. that usually stops pain

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Put ice on it

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You could put some ice or even better, eat ice cream! I hate it when it happens but it should go away soon!

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u have a good excuse to have an extra ice cream or two =) it will heal by itself just avoid hot foods and drinks for a while and take more cold items such as cold juices and ice. it should be gone in a day or two.

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you can wait it out and just use ice cubes.

it's a great excuse to have ice cream. !! did you know that the tongue is one of the fastest healing areas on your body (?)

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You Can Use Ice Or Ice Cream, Or Anything Cold. Just Avoid Hot Foods And Beverages. Im Sorry. Hope You Feel Better. x

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raw potato.;.....slice potato in half put on tongue

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You're not being helpful, feather2.
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dumb feather
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Ice cream?

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Yes, I agree with KnittyKitty. Sugar works like a charm to stop the pain and start the healing. But you have to do it immediately. Simply sprinkle a thick layer on the burn. It the burn is on the roof of your mouth, sprinkle the sugar on your tongue and transfer it there with the help of your tongue. Allow the sugar to melt and you should begin to start feeling better. You can repeat the process if necessary.

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Rsusan: My guess is this: Taste buds are on your tongue, therefore the strong taste of sugar picked up by the buds, (nerve message sent to brain), simply overpowers the sense of burn pain. Like pinching your leg to block out other pain. That appears to work too as long as the primary pain is not too severe. Ice also works. I will have to try the sugar remedy the next time I get a burned tongue.(perish the thought).
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you can use aelobrea for quick heal but it tastes pretty yukky on tongue

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milk?

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put a ice cube on your tongue. It helped me.

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You can't really do anything for a burnt tongue, but you could put cold things on it. It just takes time to heal a burnt tongue.

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Whenever I burn my tongue, I find that sticking out the part that hurts and leaving it out of my mouth allows it not to hurt as much as when I keep my tongue in my mouth. My guess is that it's because the outside air is cooler. Although it might look silly going outside with your tongue sticking out the whole time. : )

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As soon as you burn your tongue with hot food or liquid you should immediately munch a piece of coconut or a teaspoonful of coconut grating. This will certainly heal the burn.

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YES.
Many good ideas here. The one component to add/remember--which doesn't take much effort, to remember/train your reflexes--apply cooling within first 5 seconds. All/any burns, if iced (&/or exposed to cold water immediately) seem to heal remarkably quickly... Even if tx'd for only a few moments. Minutes. (Which can seem an eternity.)
As for "last night", well, I guess time, patience, & TLC. & Don't forget hydration, daily multi-vit., & move. Motion. Walk. Stand up every 20 minutes (at least). Breathe. Sleep/rest (enough). Love, laugh, & hooray it wasn't worse ;)

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Ice, avoid drinking hot water for a while until your tongue is no longer feeling burnt.

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Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin ibuprofen or paracetamol

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since paracetamol is something they have for a drug name in another country than America (where I live) , I am not sure if it is the same as tylenol/acetaminophen, but my point is, tylenol helps pain but is not a NSAID (it does not reduce swelling and inflammation) another tip on the ice cube, ice cream type, you could consume popsicles.....that way , they linger on there awhile. Good luck
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make salt water and gargle it 3 tims a day....sure it will be cure soon.

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sugar! it works

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nothing that i know of....

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that,s dumb.
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well that wuz mean..... :'(
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You don't know how to cure it so feather is dumb for not knowing a person needs to think
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use ice cubes.

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no

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Your tongue heals itself very fast, give it a day or two.
As for the pain, use cold, edible substances, like ice cream, ice, cold water, etc.

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there is nothing you can do , due to the fact that you have burnt a very sensitive thing in your mouth the healing process will be a few days so try little things like ice water, ice cream, ice cubes, anything cold , even the sugar packet theory

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something cold, and something that will last awhile.

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Ice chips soothe the tongue (as do snow cones, ice cream, malted milk shakes, cold drinks). Hydrogen peroxide debrides (removes damaged tissue from around the wound), kills bacteria and prevents infection. Follow label directions for mixing it with water. It has a clean-feeling foaming effect that some people find soothing. If your tongue really hurts, there is a special mouth wash that soothes the mouth and relieves pain (look for Oral B or Crest, it comes in a smallish opaque white bottle). Then there are mouth pain relievers. Ambusol has one, but Orajel mouth sore pain relief gel (blue tube) is really good. I recently tried it and it was very soothing.

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nothing really because its your tongue

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take a sugar packet and empty it on the burned part of your tongue. Let it dissolve. The pain will be gone

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Edible aloe!

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Well put some ice on it
Then eat some ice-cream
Finally only eat cold foods

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Cold foods. or ice. Or you could just bite your tongue and get through the pain. (if there is any. See wat i did there? >: }

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I know very well it can be very painful but nothing much you can do about it. In my view cough drops is the best and ideal because it has benzocaine and menthol,you will instantly feel great.

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drink lots of water

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drink ice cold water a lot

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Drink water, eat ice creams..

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There are many ways to ease the pain but there is only one thing you can do to get your tongue to return to normal. Wait, in time, it will return to normal.

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sea salt dissolved in warm water and allowed to cool with 1 drop of clove oil. swish and spit.

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