How Do I Stop My Tongue Burning?


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That really depends on what's causing your tongue to burn in the first place!

Burned Tongues
If you've burned your tongue by eating your food before it had a chance to cool down, then unfortunately, the only thing that's going to make it better is time.

You might want to avoid hot, spicy or acidic food until your tongue's healed, as all of these things can make the pain worse.

Allergic Reactions
It's not uncommon for people to get a burning sensation in their tongue when they're allergic to something.

Usually, your tongue will stop hurting after a few hours, but in extreme cases, it will still be burning the next day. You don't need to worry, unless your tongue is swollen as well - if this happens, you should get yourself to the hospital as soon as possible.

Acidic fruits like kiwi and pineapple can also cause a burning sensation. Whether you're allergic or just sensitive to something, the best way to stop your tongue burning is to avoid the food that caused it in the first place.

Sometimes, if the problem was caused by acidic foods such as fruit, milk will help to neutralize the acid and stop the pain. Avoid sugar - this will only make it worse!

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