Have you ever been scalded by hot things you eat?

China
January 9, 2010 7:39pm CST
I was scalded by hot water I drank just now.Today is so cold and I did't dare to drink cold water as usual.But it' really a terrible experience.My tongue is uncomefortable now.I feel a little fear.I am afraid to eat any hot food now.I just feel I would be scald every time .Have you ever been scalded by hot things you eat?If not,how to avoid it?
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15 responses
• Philippines
10 Jan 10
oh, try sipping a little cool water (not cold) just to ease off the discomfort. i was having hot choco a while ago... i didn't realize it was a very hot choco! i took my first little sip but boy... i felt the hot liquid down my throat. hahaha i was close to having my eyes moist because of it. i let my hot choco sit for a while before i resumed drinking again.
• China
10 Jan 10
Thank you,mylesnarvaez,I am better now,I felt I had pins and needles on my tougue just now.I really think I shouldn't eat things so fast and be carefull next time.Because it's not my first time to be scalded.
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• Philippines
10 Jan 10
i think it was the shock and the unexpectedness of it that made the experience terrible. hehe but no matter how many times we make sure it never happens again, somehow one way or another, we might just get caught unaware again... and again. hehe
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• China
10 Jan 10
Yes,I think so ,especially for some impatient person like me.
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@PastorP (1174)
• United States
10 Jan 10
Hi langjipingzong. Have I been scalded. Yeow yes! I was working at Kentucky Fried Chicken. It was at closing and I was cleaning the prep stuff. Well here's this retaining pot of mashed potatoes. It looked quite innocent. Like a dummy I rammed my hand into the pot to remove some, and yeow! -- they were still steaming hot. Had to run cold water on my hand. Every now and then I get burned on my mouth with hot stuff at home here. Have to sip cool water then.
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• China
10 Jan 10
Hehe,someimes I do the similar things,when I eat some foods,if I don't see the heat air,I always think it cold enough .As a result,I was scalded usually,.It seems all this things happened by careless.It's really difficult to avoid it.Just be careful next time,both you and me.Thank you for sharing your experience.
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@jho2010 (155)
• Philippines
10 Jan 10
i can feel the pain in your tongue, coz ive experienced that also.after being scalded you should eat yogurt immediately to relieve the pain, or even now while your tongue still feel uncomfortable.i dont know how to avoid it because sometimes we're in a hurry and we became careless.
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• China
10 Jan 10
To eat some yogurt,sounds good.I will try when I am scalded again.Thank you very much,jho2010.
@jho2010 (155)
• Philippines
10 Jan 10
your welcome!!! and please be very careful when eating or drinking something hot.
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@ckyera (17202)
• Philippines
10 Jan 10
hello langjipingzong! yeah! i have experienced it for quite a number of times! but something that i can't forget is when i get scalded after taking the choco drink that my sister in law made! actually, i am new in their place that time and she prepares this chocolate drink made from cacao...when she served it, i don't see any signs of it being hot and so i just pick it and drink! and ouch! it burns my tongue! huhuhu you know that feeling that i am really surprised after drinking it, makes my face turns red and i almost spit it out but i can't coz its more embarrassing, what i just did is take it and keep quiet but my tongue is already in pain and i already have a teary eyes! and what's worst is that, my husband even laughs on me coz he knows that that's a common mistake for the first timer of drinking such drink...and he's also once a victim! haha and another incidence is when my husband & i again together with our other friends eat out, we all hungry and so after the food was served, we all take our part and bring the food straight in our mouth...after that, there's a silence between all of us...and its so funny when we find out why all of us become silent...because all of us get scalded!
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• China
10 Jan 10
Hehe,ckyera.I can almost imagine what you experienced at that time.I have to say it's really funny.I believe everyone had the similar experience now.And when we suffer the pain,we can just say"Harsh taste in the mouth of a speech-impaired person."
@ckyera (17202)
• Philippines
10 Jan 10
haha, true! and sometimes moments like this becomes really a very funny one! that's exactly what happens to us that time...coz after the incidence, we just found ourselves laughing so hard to each other!
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@TAZNEM (656)
• Philippines
26 Feb 10
yeah all the time and its ot that bad, i still eat even if i burned my tongue previously. although its uncomfortable. but we are so used to it that our mouth just adapted and cant be easily burn with hot foods i can tolerate eating hot foods
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• China
28 Feb 10
Hi,there.You're probably right,but sometimes when I was burned,it seems I would lost my taste for a short time.
11 Jan 10
I always get done by pizza. After getting it from Dominos, I gotta have a slice in the car which always burns the roof of my mouth and for days later it still hurts. I somehow read where it says Warning, Contents Hot it should also add, Wait for the Taste till you get home, it will have cooled by then.
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• China
11 Jan 10
Thank you ,Truck.What you said is right,I should wait for more time.
@mlhuff12 (800)
• United States
10 Jan 10
No matter how careful I try to be, I always seem to burn my tongue on french onion soup. But I can't help it. It is always so good...now I want french onion soup
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• China
11 Jan 10
Just be careful,my friend.Do not burn yout tongue this time.
@sid556 (31030)
• United States
10 Jan 10
Hi langjipingzong, Yes, just recently I got scalded badly at a dunkin donuts. I brought my thermal refill cup in and asked for an iced coffee. The kid that waited on me gets my coffee every single day but for some reason was having an "off" day. He got me hot coffee. Because the cup was thermal, I did not feel the heat and just took one giant swig off from it. I could barely speak it scalded so badly. The minute the kid saw my face he knew the error of his ways. He could not appologize enough. I guess the best way to avoid getting really scalded would be to take a tiny itsy bitsy sip to test it first rather than to chug it.
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• China
10 Jan 10
I agree with with you,sid556.But sometimes I just can't wait to eat or be careless.
• India
10 Jan 10
Of course I am very sure that people must have been scalded by hot eatables atleast once in their lives.I for one have been scalded so many times till now.And most of the times it was while eating piping hot food.Especially the potato dishes.Potatoes can be so scalding when hot.And also tea.Of course the only way to ensure that you avoid being scalded is by eating food and drinks only while it is warm.
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• China
10 Jan 10
Yes, tea and potatoes always make us scalded ,just because sometimes them seem cool enough ,however,the fact is on the contrary.
@May2k8 (3619)
• Indonesia
10 Jan 10
I just woke up from my bed and my mother had prepared drinks, I wash my face and after that I drink water (Ouch....very hot). usually, if the water is hot I waited until warm. I was impatient person, but that steps should I expect. If you scalded then fast-quick drink of half cold water.
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• China
10 Jan 10
Thanks,May2k8.I will be more careful next time.Anyway,wait ,just by waiting I can avoid it .
• United States
10 Jan 10
EVERY time I eat pizza! You think after all these years I would learn.lol Cocoa has gotten my tongue a few times. But it never fails with the pizza for me even when it's smoking hot, I still will bite into it! Then I lose the skin at the top of my mouth..ugh!!! All I can say is just be careful and if it's smoking leave it alone.lol Basically let your food cool for about 5 minutes before you eat or drink it. But still take it slow until you test it.
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• China
10 Jan 10
Thank you,M.I will follow your suggestions.In fact ,I am scalded each time I drink the boiled tea,too. But I have to drink it when others server it to me,because it's impolite in China if I refused.So the hot tea is my incubus all the time.
@Cutie18f (9566)
• Philippines
10 Jan 10
Yes, especially when I am hungry and I could not wait for the food to cool. I experienced this several times. When I also take hot coffee I burn my tongue when I get too excited to drink it. But it heals very quickly.
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• China
10 Jan 10
Aha, me too.I hope you wouldn't experience next time.It's really uncomfortabale.
@Hatley (121254)
• Garden Grove, California
10 Jan 10
hi langjipingzong Youknow a child if she or he started to eat something too hot would just spit it out but we are conditioned to not break the rules of good behavior so we like stupid adults swallow scalding hot liquid and burn our throats, tongues a nd mouths,here kids are actually much smarter, they sense that swallowing that would burn like fury and spat it out instead. I have been there too and done the same thing.its no fun, and I got a pretty sore throat out of the dumbness of not spitting ou t hot scalding coffee. You should have right away drank something really cold as cold water on mucous membrane will stop the burning sensation and get rid of the scalding hot liquid and its results. the next time touch the surface of the hot liquid with the tip of one finger,if its hot cool it down or wait til it cools down.
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• China
10 Jan 10
Thank you.What you said is right.I should wait and be more patience.Or I couldn't eat hot food any more.
@ladym33 (11012)
• United States
10 Jan 10
Just yesterday I made my self some broth because I was so cold. It was so hot for the longest time and I did burn my tongue a little bit. One time I made hot chocolate when I was at work and I was talking to someone as I was making it, and I knocked the cup off of the counter on to my self. I was wearing panty hose at the time and the hot chocolate fell on my legs. The panty hose held in the heat and I was trying to rip them off because of the pain. My legs were red for months, it was aweful.
• China
10 Jan 10
Aha,what you said remind me of one experence.Once time I put a glass of boiled in the fridge .It' just for kidding ,because I want to how much time it's need for freezing.But traedy happened when I do this.I hit the outer wall of the fridge.The water flew to my hand.It's so hurt.My tears almost down at that time.And the scar can be seen clearly now.How regret I am to do this.
@Archie0 (4674)
10 Jan 10
Hello langjipingzong, actually your tounge gets scaled when we drink excessive hot water, yes it happens with me also many times, there is no harm in drinking or eating hot now it gets cured in few hours time. Just be sure that you do not intake very hot food or drink inside. Have a nice time.
• China
10 Jan 10
Thank you,Archie0.Wish you be happy all the time.