Just sprinkle sugar on your tongue

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One of the simplest things to do if you have burnt your tongue, is to put a teaspoon of sugar on the burn and hold the tongue against the roof of the mouth until the sugar has melted. This home remedy is well known and really does work. Dipping your tongue into a teaspoonful of sugar or a small bowl containing sugar greatly reduces the burning sensation and reduces sensations of pain as your mouth is flooded with the sweet taste of the sugar... Apparently the way it works is that the glucose in the sugar helps to relieve the pain as it immediately soothes down the flesh of the tongue. As your tongue is so very sensitive (what with all those taste buds and all) the heating can get absorbed to the pores of the tongue.

What You'll Need

  • White cane sugar - ideally used crush sugar, as it makes it easier then breaking up a sugar cube, and dissolves quicker in your mouth

What You'll Do

  • sprinkle the sugar onto the affected area
  • allow it to dissolve on your tongue
  • Or you can dip your tongue into a bowl of sugar
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Jacklordlover1 says...
ALWAYS listen to your mother. It is Dec. 11, 2017& I have been on fire with my tongue since Halloween!! Just tried your Mothers remedy & I am so relieved. I can already feel a difference. Please thank her for me!!

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