You all know what it feels like to take a sip of hot coffee or bite your steaming pizza, end up burning the palate. This problem is quite common and we have all faced the consequences of being impatient. The burning sensation and tingling in the mouth can make it difficult for you to eat something and can even cause discomfort while talking.
The tissues inside our mouth are very delicate and can easily burn with hot food and drinks. Fatty oils and other liquids keep the heat for a long time and having them before they have cooled can burn the delicate skin of the mouth. Here are six natural ways to treat a burn at home.
02/ 9Cold water
The first thing to do if your mouth has been accidentally burned is to drink cold water. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, if a person has experienced a burn, they should immediately immerse the area in cold water for 10 minutes.
When your mouth has burned, you should fill your mouth with cold water or put an ice cube in your mouth for a while.
Having something sweet like honey can even be beneficial when you have burned your mouth. Honey covers the burn and keeps it moist. The sweet and viscous food substance has antimicrobial properties that kill harmful microorganisms and accelerate the healing process.
04/ 9Yogurt or milk
Eating yogurt or drinking cold milk can also relieve the discomfort of the mouth. Yogurt or milk puts a layer on the burned skin that prevents irritation and itching. They also help keep the wound moist and help in the healing process.
Mint contains methanol, which reduces the burning sensation in the mouth. Packed with antibacterial properties, mint also reduces the risk of infections. You can apply peppermint toothpaste on the roof of your tongue or you can even chew a mint bubble gum to relieve it.
06/ 9Breathe through the mouth
This is the simplest way to calm a burned tongue. Take out your tongue and breathe through your mouth. The cold air will give you some relief.
07/ 9Vitamin E oil
Vitamin E relieves burning tongue and helps in the healing process. You can take a capsule of vitamin E, open it and apply the oil on the roof of your tongue. This will provide instant relief and aid in tissue regeneration.
08/ 9What to avoid
In addition to following these simple home remedies, you should avoid some foods that can irritate the skin.
-Avoid hot, salty and crispy foods.
Avoid alcohol and tobacco products.
-Avoid products with cinnamon
-Drink a lot of liquid
-Avoid acidic foods such as tomatoes and orange juice.
09/ 9The bottom line
Burning the roof of the tongue heals mainly after 1 week. But if you don't notice any improvement after 10 days, visit your doctor. Also, be careful when eating hot food next time.