Relieve A Burnt Tongue With Sugar

Relieve A Burnt Tongue With Sugar

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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  • Just tried it.

    Burnt my tongue last night when I was too keen to chomp into some piping Hot Rice Noodles.
    About 10 minutes ago applied a teaspoon of sugar. Initially pretty soothing but as the sugar disappeared from the tip of my tongue the familiar sore dry-ish feeling returned.

    A good trick ive found to work though is when you get brain freeze from something cold, push your tongue against the roof of your mouth for relief. Seems to work for me.

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