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My tongue hurts after eating sour?
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In brief: Just a sensation
While there are pain sensors on the tongue, certain foods may accidentally "fire" the nerves that carry pain.
So, it may be that very spicy or bitter or sour foods trigger "cross over" into the other nerves. The same goes for hot and cold.

In brief: Just a sensation
While there are pain sensors on the tongue, certain foods may accidentally "fire" the nerves that carry pain.
So, it may be that very spicy or bitter or sour foods trigger "cross over" into the other nerves. The same goes for hot and cold.
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