November 9, 2010

Cure for a scalded tongue!

Ok, have you ever taken a sip of a hot it coffee, tea or hot chocolate...and scalded your tongue?!


Not only does it hurt really bad...but it is so entirely annoying! It ruins your sense of taste and just feels uncomfortable for days!

Well, I've got a cure....a proven cure. I have tried this myself on more than one occassion over the past 10 years and it's worked every time.

Here's the magic healing agent: white sugar!

yes that's right, just plain old white granulated sugar. As soon as you scald your to the sugar bowl, get a big ole' spoonful of sugar and put it on your tongue right where it was scalded. Don't be shy! Use a lot! Close your mouth and hold it right there on your tongue for as long as you can stand it. Don't worry, it only tastes gross for the first few seconds and then you get used to it.

You will begin to feel the sugar melting on your tongue. When you can't take it any longer...just spit the sugar out into the sink. You will be surprised to already feel the healing after the first dose. Repeat this method and make sure you get the sugar on the parts of your tongue that still feel scalded. I do this method anywhere from 2 to 3 times. You'll want to rinse your mouth of all that sugar after each'll want to!!

I know this sounds really gross, and you're right, it is! you want to deal with a scalded tongue for the next 3 days or do you want to be cured of it within the next 5 minutes. It's not like you're eating the sugar! You do get to spit it out.

Now, let me tell you that after doing this crazy, but tried and true home remedy, you will still have a slight scalded feeling, just a little bit. However, you will be able to continue drinking your hot chocolate without any will be able to eat your meals without pain from the heat and you will be able to taste your food. If I had to gauge the feeling of scaldedness after the sugar treatment on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being the worst feeling...I would have to give it a 2, maybe even as low as a 1...and that, to me, is worth it! I know this sounds crazy, but the next time this happens to you....give it a try! You'll feel really stupid, but you'll be glad you tried it!