So whether it is a pizza burn, or another hot food you should have waited on before biting into, chances are you’ve burned your mouth before. There are several symptoms that can occur with this unfortunate mishap, from tears in the roof of your mouth to blisters.
Check out these important steps to take to soothe your mouth next time you have this accident, and help it heal correctly.
- Applying or sucking on ice can relieve the stinging. Gargling cold water or eating ice cream are other options.
- An over-the-counter pain reliever can help, if the pain is really distracting.
- Squeezing Vitamin E from a capsule over the wound can speed up healing. It will regenerate new tissue and heal the wound.
- Resist touching the burned area. This may be difficult, but by touching the affected area, the lesion may become irritated further.
- Drinking milk can coat the scorched area.
- Avoid acidic, crunchy, and other hot foods, or even very salty and spicy dressings. This will stop the burn from getting irritated further.
- Maintain good oral hygiene while your mouth is burnt, keeping it as clean as possible to promote healing and prevent further infection.