It's a mouthwash. It's on the tip of my tongue. And killing me.
September 16, 2010 12:48 PM Subscribe
Why does listerine burn the tip of my tongue?
posted by rileyray3000 to Health & Fitness (10 answers total)
This is just one of those things I've always wondered. Whenever I use my listerine mouthwash, the tip of my tongue takes a beating. Sides? Nothing. Back? Nothing. Inside my mouth? Nothing.
Tip of my tongue? Burns like I'm licking a 9 volt.
I'm not prissy about hot tastes. I use tapatio on everything and even hot temperatures don't faze me much. But so help me, I use that green bottle and I've got 15 seconds before I start screaming.
I've used other mouthwashes (Scope, whatever the house brand is at CVS) and I've had similar effects though MUCH MUCH lighter. And still just to the tip of the tongue. I just think listerine does the best job for me...not including the burning.
So what's the explanation? Body specific listerine allergy? Something about tongue areas I should remember from elementary school? Long term damage from my youthful beatboxing years?