How to Cure a Burnt Tongue

Written by jennifer leigh
  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Share
  • Pin
  • Email
How to Cure a Burnt Tongue
A burnt tongue needs time to heal. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Your tongue can easily be burnt by eating or drinking something that is too hot. This can cause extremely painful blisters. Tongues injured from burning and other causes are medically known as experiencing glossitis. A burnt tongue is not easy to heal. The main remedy is time and patience. If the injury is bad enough to create blackened tissue on the tongue, seek medical treatment as soon as possible.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Other People Are Reading

Things you need

  • Ice
  • Anesthetic mouthwash
  • Cellulose compound
  • Ibuprofen
  • Frozen pops

Show MoreHide

Instructions

  1. 1

    Put ice on the injury for five minutes soon after it occurs. This can help to reduce swelling and numb the area.

  2. 2

    Use an anesthetic mouthwash to numb your tongue until it heals.

  3. 3

    Place an over-the-counter cellulose compound over the injured area. This helps to protect the tongue by acting as a bandage.

  4. 4

    Take ibuprofen as needed for pain. Do not exceed the recommended daily dose on the package.

  5. 5

    Suck on frozen pops as needed to help sooth and numb the area. Wait for time to pass for your tongue to heal. It should heal completely within one week.

Tips and warnings

  • Do not apply ice to charred, blackened tissue.

Don't Miss

Filter:
  • All types
  • Articles
  • Slideshows
  • Videos
Sort:
  • Most relevant
  • Most popular
  • Most recent

No articles available

No slideshows available

No videos available

By using the eHow.co.uk site, you consent to the use of cookies. For more information, please see our Cookie policy.