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Nov 29, 2010 06:31 AM

Burning the roof of your mouth?

any remedies? The pig in me often can't wait for his food to cool. So that slice of pizza or soup go right down burning the roof of my mouth. First you get that gross blister which eventually pops exposing the raw flesh. The ends of the blister gradually break off in layers. Eating for the next 48 hrs is miserable.

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  1. I too have a hard time grasping the concept that pizza that comes out of an oven and is then immediately delivered to my table might be hot enough to burn my mouth.

    This happened once on the day before my dentist appointment. The dentist (after first asking how the pizza was) applied something--I think it had the word violet in the name?--that had the mouth miraculously cured by the time I got home. Maybe you can ask your dentist if (s)he is aware of this product?

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    1. re: gaffk

      Sounds like gentian violet.

      I too have fried the roof of my mouth on pizza before. I've used ambesol for a particularly painful one. Tastes like hell tho.

      1. re: Firegoat

        That's it Firegoat. Tasted nasty, but worked like a charm.

    2. Cold, or cool food is tastier...and healthier. An oral surgeon friend of mine explained that constantly assaulting the inside of the delicate membranes of the mouth with burning hot food can be more of an oral cancer threat than cigarettes.

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      1. re: beevod

        My guess is that cold dairy might help more than just ice, because of the coating action of fat, if only briefly.