help for mouth burn?
June 11, 2005 9:22 AM Subscribe
In a moment of unusual gracefulness, I burned the inside of my mouth on some criminally hot food the other night. (bonus: I was on a date! So the shrieking/spitting combo was really attractive.)
Help for pain/healing?
posted by scody to health & fitness (15 answers total)
There's a couple of patches on the inside of my cheek towards the lower jaw line that were blistered, with the skin coming off. I swished around some peroxide mouth wash the first night, and have been dabbing on Oragel ever since (plus putting wax on my braces' brackets that are right next to the spots to avoid rubbing). I'm seeing my oral surgeon for a checkup next week anyway, so I figure I'd tell him then instead of trying to see a doctor any sooner. Are there any other things I could be doing or better products to use to speed the healing and minimize the pain? I've barely been able to eat anything since it happened. (Also: fried zucchini is dead to me, dead!)
P.S. coulda sworn that there was an AskMe about mouth burns before, but damned if I can find it.