Why do you do to calm your tongue after eating hot spicy food?

Drinking water - We can't stress enough the importance of drinking enough water. Our dehydrated cells can't talk, but they give signals to our body through pain. When they are dehydrated, they cause pain and when we give them enough water, most of these pains would just go away
@xxj3ffxx (501)
Australia
January 8, 2011 8:47pm CST
Most of the people would drink... Do you? The spices in most of the hot that we eat are oily, and like your elementary school science teacher taught you, oil and water don't mix. In this case, the water just rolls over the oily spice making it inefficient. Thats why it only calms it for a while and comes again... What can you else to calm your aching tongue?
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@tiina05 (2319)
• Philippines
9 Jan 11
hello, LOL, when my tongue ache when I eat spicy food I wont stop drinking water a cold water because I don't know else what is the best way to calm it. Even it took longer in my tongue that is what I do.
@xxj3ffxx (501)
• Australia
9 Jan 11
Yes, it eventually takes longer when you drink cold water... but once my friend told me that you should drink HOT water instead.. i would be painful for one instant but the ache will stop at once.
@tiina05 (2319)
• Philippines
9 Jan 11
hello, really? does it more helpful than a cold water. thank you by the way for giving me an idea. LOl
@scheng1 (24807)
• Singapore
9 Jan 11
Hi xxj3ffxx, I find eating rice or eating bread helps. That is why hot and spicy food always serve with rice and bread. The worst possible thing is to drink hot tea or hot coffee. The pain is killing. Actually sucking ice does help. But that is not an ideal choice, since hot and cold food mix together can upset the stomach.
@xxj3ffxx (501)
• Australia
9 Jan 11
yes, that's very true that when you mix hot and cold food, you will definitely upset your stomach and it would be worse than getting a small pain on your tongue
@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
9 Jan 11
I love spicy foods but if I have something that is out of control for me I will usually eat a piece of bread. I also heard that some people drink a glass of cold milk to calm the tongue down. I remember having hot mustard in a chinese restaurant once. I felt the steam come out of my ears like you would see in a cartoon. That was painful and unbelievable pain. Thankfully that hasn't happened again.
@xxj3ffxx (501)
• Australia
9 Jan 11
haha.. that's a nice thing to do taking bread or milk to calm your tongue... I cannot take too much spicy and I feel the same when I cannot stand too much spicy.. feeling like the burning cartoon like... hehe
@juryse (753)
• Philippines
9 Jan 11
I would usually drink a lot of water then eat sugar or anything sweet. It does not take the sting immediately but it helps. They say milk is good to use as well.
@xxj3ffxx (501)
• Australia
9 Jan 11
Yes, they say that Milk contains a substance called “casein” that binds the spices and oil away. But i don't know about the sugar.
• United States
9 Jan 11
I heard eating bread or eating yogurt should relieve your tongue when you ate something spicy.