Burning your tongue on a hot drink or hot food is zero fun. One surprising thing that could soothe your pain? A salt water rinse.
Photo by Trish Hamme.
Men's Health explains:
Rinse your mouth with a solution of 1 teaspoon of salt and a cup of warm water. "It's actually very soothing," says Dr. [Sherri] Worth[, a celebrity cosmetic dentist]. The salt can draw infection to the surface of the tissue, where the body eliminates it, and salt helps neutralise the acidic environment that fosters bacteria.
If you've got more of a sweet tooth, you can try sugar instead.
For a burned palate, which can actually cause dental problems, the article recommends using a dental paste that requires a prescription.
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