My tongue feels burned and hurts whenever I swallow, what would help it heal?
August 26, 2012 12:25 PM Subscribe
What will help me heal a tongue "burned" by an old Cold-Eeze lozenge?
posted by alice_curiouse to health & fitness (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Two days ago, I stupidly tried to help along my head cold with a Cold-Eeze lozenge that was several years old. More stupidly, once it started burning I thought I was experiencing the "tingling feeling that lets you know it's working". Now my tongue (which looks fine in the mirror) feels like it has been burned in two areas, and it's become very difficult to eat, or just swallow my own saliva (which I forget is as autonomic as breathing).
Cloraseptic spray helps very briefly, and I will maybe purchase some canker sore medicine to number the area. Is there anything I can do to help it heal? Does anyone have an idea of why it burned my tongue? If it is due to something acidic, I would assume I could try to use a mild alkaline (edible) solution to help it heal, does that sound reasonable?