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Dr. Joy Jackson
18 years experience in Family Medicine
The : The problem with using orajel on your tongue, is that it will quickly be washed away by your saliva. My advice is to take tylenol (acetaminophen) or a ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Hello, : Hello, some people do apply orajel® to the tongue. The danger is if your tongue becomes numb, you could very easily bite it and thus injure it more. ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Ritz
45 years experience in Dentistry
Cold: Ice is the best local anesthetic applied to the burned area. A rinse with lidociane or Benzocaine may also help.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience in Gastroenterology
Time: And avoid further injury.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
Time: You'll need to give it a couple of days, depending on how bad you burned it. In the interim, sucking on ice chips, and otc pain meds will help. Avoid ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Doyon
35 years experience in Cosmetic Dentistry
Baking soda: I'm not quite sure what you mean by a burn. You may have traumatized/cut your gums while brushing and that is what's sore. You can put some baking so ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
41 years experience in Wound care
Burn: First, it's necessary to know the cause of the throat burn and the severity of the burn. Lye/chemical burns take a long time to heal, whereas scald bu ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Ritota
8 years experience in Dentistry
Time: Not much else, suck on some ice chips might be soothing also. It will heal quickly.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
49 years experience in Cosmetic Dentistry
Ice cream helps: Tongue will heal.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Urquiola
42 years experience in Dentistry
2 weeks: 2 weeks.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
14 - 21 days: Complete regeneration of lingual papillae and taste buds is obtained within 14-21 days.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience in Orthodontics
Why?: Why is it swollen? To heal tongue really have to determine the cause of the swelling. Call your dentist for an examination. In the meantime, salt w ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
36 years experience in Dentistry
I am not sure: how one would get toothpaste burn on the forehead... However, it should be no more than a minor dermatitis and clear up a day or two unless there is a ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Hamid
8 years experience in Dentistry
Depends on the cause: If the child haste any sharp or brocken/decayed teeth , can cause tongue blisters , but if there is no apparent intra oral cause for the blistering, ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
Maybe canker sore?: Canker sores are common aphthous ulcers of the surface of the mouth that occur situationally, often in response to stressors, are bacterial or viral, ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
38 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Time: The mucosa of the mouth and tongue heal fairly quickly. A small burn will usually resolve on its own in 2-4 days. If it is large you should see a doct ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
See below: Soak in warm water with epsom salt and then apply a liquid antiseptic to the area to help dry it out. You may want to try using second skin over the a ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience in Family Medicine
Rest, don't pick.: How long a cut takes to heal depends on where it is on your body, and how deep it is. If it is in an area of movement, like over a joint or is widene ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Tholen
40 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Usually a few days.: Unless chronically irritated, chewed, or reinjured, small lip cuts heal within a few days. Keep a small dab of Bacitracin on it to keep it moist and p ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Doyon
35 years experience in Cosmetic Dentistry
3-5 days: Usually about 3-5 days.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience in LASIK Surgery
Chemical burn: Acutely, you should flush the area with lots of fluid to minize exposure time and resultant damage. Once damage is done, you can use an antibiotic oi ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
Depends why it's : Swollen...Is it broken? Infected? Arthritis? Etc, once you know why...Then you know how...
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
26 years experience in Periodontics
Very easily. : Other than ur regular home care and brush/floss.. U should rinse with warm salt water( one tea spoon in 4 ounces of water). And also some antibacter ... Read More
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