A lot of times, when I have some super nice food in front of me, I eat rather fast, without waiting for it to cool down, thus burning my tongue.

How can I heal this kind of burn?

  • To be clear, are you looking for an actual cure, or just something to soothe the pain? Dec 10, 2014 at 22:01
  • @MattS. both of them Dec 10, 2014 at 22:04
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    Can't you just drink water? Dec 10, 2014 at 22:12

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What can help the pain to disappear? Something cooling. So breathe through the mouth, eat something cold, e.g. youghurt. Or drink some cold water. Or Coca Cola :)

Also, as wikihow.com states, you can try:

  1. Sucking an ice cube
  2. Sprinkling powder sugar on your tongue.
  3. Eating a spoon of honey
  4. Opening a 1,000 IU Vitamin E capsule and spreading the oil on the burnt part of your tongue.
  5. Putting a little Aloe Vera gel (directly from the plant) on the burnt part of your tongue.
  • Be wary of sucking icecubes though. I know I get strong temptations to chew the ice, but this damages your teeth (source: my dentist said this)
    – Justin
    Dec 14, 2014 at 0:55

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