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A member asked:

Why is it bad to burn your tongue when eating? i often eat too soon after cooking.

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
Simply painful: There is little harm in burning the inside of your mouth including your tongue from ingesting food that is too hot. You will feel pain and sometimes taste will be altered for a brief period. But these tissue heal quickly and return to normal.
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