My tongue is too sensitive to handle...

@mimpi1911 (25467)
India
February 7, 2011 5:00am CST
I just burnt my tongue trying to sip in the coffee - it way too hot for it! Not getting any taste since. The Pizza ate like a dry, stale, patty that someone missed throwing in the bin. I tried a chilling coke after that and it didn't taste anything. Right now, I am really irritated with my tongue and wish it gets back to function normally. So, how do you deal with your sensitive tongue that gets burnt every now and then?
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@balasri (26577)
• India
7 Feb 11
Sprinkle some sugar at the point in the tongue which which got scalded.You will be surprised to see the immediate relief.Courtesy my own experience of paying more for the extra kilos of sugar my wife applies to my tongue after scorching it with the red hot coffee every time. She is an ostrich who can swallow the fire.Habits die hard.Aren't they?
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@kalav56 (11505)
• India
7 Feb 11
HUllo Bala! How are you? I am supposed to be the ostrich in my house. I guess women are like that. Your wife takes care to give you hot coffee but it is your duty to drink it at the proper temperature.
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@mimpi1911 (25467)
• India
8 Feb 11
Indeed Bala! You are lucky to have her and Sri to take care of you every time you do something silly. Men, sometimes, do that to get the out-of-the-card pamper. Don't they!?
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@zweeb82 (5775)
• Malaysia
7 Feb 11
I really hate it when that happens!~ That's why I don't like too hot stuff!~ My wife on the contrary has a higher threshold than me it seems. She can drink stuff or take in food when they are really hot. I always avoid that so that my tongue doesn't get burnt. It becomes numb & suddenly the taste buds are like so naked & bare, seems like they are protruding out which makes the tongue rough like toad skin
@mimpi1911 (25467)
• India
8 Feb 11
I like that! Toad skin is he right word. I guess, we are in the same boat bro!
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@zweeb82 (5775)
• Malaysia
8 Feb 11
Well, that's the best I could think of, hahaha!~
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@mimpi1911 (25467)
• India
8 Feb 11
You are a genius!
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@Sreekala (12703)
• India
7 Feb 11
Hello Mimpi, Put on some sugar in the burnt place (tongue only) may help. But it should be done soon after the burning. Just have a try if it woks then you feel better. This is my tip for a burning tongue. Usually I have patience with my coffee/tea
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@dpk262006 (44243)
• Delhi, India
7 Feb 11
Really!!!
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@mimpi1911 (25467)
• India
7 Feb 11
Hi Sree, usually my tea has patience with me!
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• India
8 Feb 11
did you tried with sugar?
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@dpk262006 (44243)
• Delhi, India
7 Feb 11
Hi Mimpi! Please do not worry, it happens with me also. I do burn my sensitive toungue many a times, specially, when I am feeling very hungry. Sometimes, we buy potato patties in the evening and heat the same in micro-wave oven to gulp the same with evening tea. Outer shelf of patties remains warm but inside it, potatoes get very hot and if I do not pay attention, while eating, I burn my tounge.. Hot beveragen need to be taken very carefully, specially drinks like Espresso coffee, which has a type of froth and bubbles on its surface, which are cooler than the actual drink (inside) and when we tend to sip it casually, which results in buring. You having nothing to do to make your toungue back to normal. I understand it is the outer very thin layer of membrane which gets burn temporarily and it regains its position the next day. So if the burning thing has happened with you today, it will be alright by tomorrow, automatically. The bottom line is - hot drinks or very warm food be eated with caution and care, irrspectivness of our hungerness. Have a great evening! Deepak
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@mimpi1911 (25467)
• India
7 Feb 11
You are right!! I hope to remember your words every time I drink something hot. i just cannot drink or eat anything hot. Not only do I NOT get the taste but also I burn my sensation. It feels awful. So, my coffee or tea has to be moderately hot, always.
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@dpk262006 (44243)
• Delhi, India
8 Feb 11
Sometimes it so happens that inadvertently or say unintentionally we drink or eat something without thinking that it could be too hot to drink or eat. We need to remind ourselves that even if we are hungry or want to gulp something very quickly, we should look before we leap. Next time when you are served tea or coffee, instead of relying on the person, who has served you the bevarege, go for a small sip to feel the hottness of the drink. In our efforts to do multi-tasking sometimes we forget that while drinking or eating something, we should pay all our attention towards drinking/eating. Have a nice day!
@kalav56 (11505)
• India
7 Feb 11
Smear some ghee or butter on it before going to bed. I too drink very hot coffee or tea and even my food needs to be very hot.
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@mimpi1911 (25467)
• India
8 Feb 11
Thanks Kala. It has subsided now. I cannot drink hot stuffs. I wonder how people like you manage to do that.
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@alokn99 (5719)
• India
7 Feb 11
The first reaction when something like that happens to me,- the tongue hangs out with all kinds of noises coming out of my throat which I let go as a reaction to it getting burnt. People around me stare with disbelief. I go through this quite often, but still never seem to learn. Drinking something cold helps in getting that sensation down, a cube of ice is great, but it still kind of gets the tongue to be numb. And the best remedy- yup-its panda spanking, - give someone a good tongue lashing.
@mimpi1911 (25467)
• India
7 Feb 11
Why not! I am just eyeing on my target. He's going to have a tough time - I tell you!
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@JenInTN (27568)
• United States
9 Feb 11
I hate it when that happens! Super hot food makes me mad..LOL..I like my food warm but I certainly cherish the tastebuds and by no means want to burn them into not being functional..lol...I am usually back to normal in a couple of days.
@mimpi1911 (25467)
• India
9 Feb 11
That's what took me to get back to normalcy - yes two days time.
• India
8 Feb 11
dont eat any thing for half and hour every thing will be ok with your tongue !
@mimpi1911 (25467)
• India
9 Feb 11
That's a good suggestion, Amar and I think that would work since eating immediately after makes it worse.
@Hatley (130587)
• Garden Grove, California
8 Feb 11
mimpi when this happens to me first I say a few choice words I am glad nobody can hear then I get some ice and suck on it then drink cold ice water and try not to do it again.I do try hard to let things cool off and even drop an ice cube into my burning hot soup just to cool it down enough I can eat it without burning my tongue.Where there is a will there is always a way to cool off hot stuff before you burn your poor tongue.
@mimpi1911 (25467)
• India
8 Feb 11
I know what you mean Hatley. Next time I will do that as well. BTW, what do you utter to yourself? If that helps I might do that as well.
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
7 Feb 11
hehe interesting topic! I have a tongue that is not afraid of hot. I can eat very very hot soup, hot food; I like either really hot food or cold food. When the meal is freshly made, I have to sit down and eat, I hate that the food to get cold. Maybe that's the reason why I have a not afraid of hot tongue - I trained my tongue this way
@mimpi1911 (25467)
• India
8 Feb 11
Good for you! Your tongue is doing a great job as well. Your training is paying off now.
@cream97 (29179)
• United States
29 Apr 11
Hi. mimpi1911. I usually will just wait a while and let my taste buds come back to normal. That is what you should do. It seems as if you have lost some of your taste buds. I hope that they will come back so that you can enjoy eating and drinking again.
@drannhh (14753)
• United States
24 Feb 11
I get an ice cube out right away and keep putting it on the sore tongue intermittently until it feels better. I would not use a sugary cold drink. If you don't have ice handy then try very cold water, but ice is best.
@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
10 Feb 11
I hate any pain in my mouth! I love the taste of food and drinks and I detest missing out! Fortunately the mouth tends to heal quickly. I burnt the inside of my cheek once and a huge blister appeared quite quickly after I did it and whenever I ate something salty I saw stars! It is one of those annoying injuries, hope it gets better soon! Ouch!
@dorannmwin (36609)
• United States
10 Feb 11
This is admittedly one of the worst things that can ever happen to you because it really does affect all of our taste buds. However, the good thing about it is the cells in the mouth are the most rapidly reproducing cells in our body and that means that it won't be bad for too long. When I've inadvertantly burnt my tongue I will typically drink water straight from the tap for the day because I know that nothing is going to taste right.