What if the tongue burns? Folk remedies
Hot tea may well cause a burn of the tongue if you try to drink it as quickly as possible. The same result can be obtained by the hasty reception of hot food. Such an unpleasant incident can occur in the life of any person, so everyone should have an idea of what to do if he has burned his tongue.
What is a thermal burn?
The mucous membrane of the oral cavity can be very easily damaged because it has a very delicate structure. But if it did not get an infection, then it can quickly recover from damage. The severity of the injury is directly dependent on the size of the affected area and the time of contact with a hot object or liquid.
The most common cause of burns is eating hot foods and drinks.
A thermal burn is a lesion of an organ caused by heat exposure to a hot fluid or object.
Classification of burns of the language by degrees
Regardless of the method and circumstances of getting a burn, these injuries of the tongue and other parts of the body are divided into four degrees.
• In the first degree of burn, only the upper layer of the epidermis is affected. At the same time, there is a slight redness and a slight swelling. The acute pain that occurs when a hot object or liquid comes into contact with the surface of the skin quickly passes. This is the easiest degree at which all unpleasant phenomena should disappear within a day. Getting such a burn is possible by drinking a hot drink.
• In case of second degree burn, a deeper layer of skin is affected; small bubbles filled with liquid are observed; the tongue is swollen. The pain intensifies. The treatment of such a burn is carried out at the victim's home. Applied treatment prescribed by a doctor, as well as folk remedies. The doctor suggests all further actions for speedy recovery.
• In a third-degree burn, all layers of the skin are damaged. Muscles and nerve trunks may be affected. There are sores and cracks on the burned surface, sometimes necrotic changes in tissues are noted.If you receive this dangerous injury, you should immediately consult a doctor. To stop pain, you need to take painkillers
• At the fourth degree of burn, necrosis of burnt tissue develops. The tongue is completely charred. In tissues changes may occur that are incompatible with life. Patients who have received burns of the first two degrees do not need hospitalization, and after consulting with a doctor, the treatment process takes place at the victim’s home.
People who have received the third and fourth degree of burns need urgent hospitalization.
To find out what to do if you have burned your tongue, you need to consult a doctor, and to relieve your condition, you can use the tools that are used in traditional medicine.
The first pre-medical care for a tongue burn
If you need to call the doctor before his arrival, you need to take some measures to alleviate the patient's condition. If he burned his tongue at home, what should he do first?
It is necessary to treat the burned area immediately with running water. If the tongue burns, rinse your mouth with cold water several times. Ice burned with water may be applied to the burn.To ensure the access of cold air to a burn, it is advisable to breathe through your mouth. When you receive a burn of the first degree, all its signs should disappear the next day.
If a child burns his tongue with hot tea, what to do to alleviate his condition, the doctor will tell you.
In the case of more severe burns, you must call a doctor who will give all the recommendations for further treatment or offer to hospitalize the patient.
What to do if I burned my tongue? For this you can use the recipes of non-traditional methods of treatment. Folk remedies include a variety of plants with medicinal action. On their basis, make ointments and infusions, squeeze the juice, use the leaves to apply compresses. Such tools can be used in the treatment of burns of the tongue. Drinking fresh juices leads to increased immunity and accelerate the healing process. Especially useful raw carrot juice.
At the same time it is necessary to exclude reception of spicy, sour, fried, hot food.
Do not wipe the burned surface with alcohol and use ointments designed to treat burns of the outer skin.
The child burned his tongue with hot water. What to do? After rinsing the mouth, you can let him lick the ice cream. This will remove the pain and calm the baby.
Putting sugar on the wound, smearing it with honey helps relieve pain and leads to accelerated healing. Pain can be relieved with cough candy or mint candy. Vitamin E has a healing effect if you pour it out of a capsule on a burn. The use of decoctions of herbs such as calendula and chamomile, allows you to disinfect the affected tissue.
If you take all measures to limit the trauma of the burned tongue, the healing process will go much faster.
What should I do if I burned my tongue and there is a wonderful aloe plant on the windowsill? It is necessary to cut a piece of leaf and attach to the burned place for a few minutes. This will ease the pain as a result of its healing properties.
If a friend burned tongue, what to do? Folk remedies are always available to alleviate the condition.
Symptoms and causes of sky burns
Immediately after receiving a burn, the following symptoms are observed:
• burning of the sky;
• exfoliation of the mucosa, blisters;
• taste of metal on the tongue;
• pain when trying to drink a hot or warm drink.
Hastily swallowing tea, a person has a chance to get a burn of the palate. Treating a cold with inhalations can cause a burn as a result of superheated steam in your mouth. The high sensitivity of the mucous membrane of the sky causes a high probability of such an injury.
First Aid for Burning the Palate
In most cases, the burn of the tongue is combined with the burn of the palate. Burnt sky and tongue. What to do in this case?
Assistance must begin with pain relief. Then, disinfect the mucous membrane and then proceed with the procedures for its treatment.
Reducing pain contributes to rinsing the mouth with cold water until the removal of its acute phase. You can attach a piece of ice moistened with water and eat ice cream.
A good analgesic effect is achieved by rinsing the mouth with a mixture of cold water and raw egg white.
Treating the palate with a 3% hydrogen peroxide solution will help to sanitize the burned surface. After this procedure, you need to rinse your mouth with cold water.
A good result can be achieved by using special gels intended for the treatment of gums.
Early healing can be achieved by applying to the burn aloe leaf cut by rinsing decoction of chamomile, sage, and oak bark.
But the most necessary and effective help is rinsing the mouth with cool water.
It is advisable to stop taking pickled, sour, spicy foods.
If you experience severe swelling and blistering, you should consult a doctor.
Lip Burn Symptoms
In case of burns of the lips, the appearance of edemas, blisters, burning, pain.
There are particularly difficult cases with the formation of bleeding cracks on the lips and dense crusts as a result of the withering away of the upper layers of the epidermis. At the same time, as a result of dehydration and drying of the skin of the lips, a person feels a strong pain, opening his mouth for just to eat.
First aid for lip burn
The degree of burns of the lips is similar to the degrees of burns of the tissues of the tongue and palate.
The process of treatment of burns of the first and second degrees takes place outside the hospital. Hospitalization is required for treating third degree burns.
If a woman has burned her lip and tongue, the doctor will tell you what to do. But first of all, when a thermal burn of the lips is necessary to make a compress, applying a sterile bandage moistened with cold water to them. The treatment of the burned tongue is carried out using the methods described above.
It should be noted that ice can not be applied to burns on the lips, so as not to provoke worsening of the condition.
The use of ointments with vitamin B leads to an acceleration of the healing process. The use of applications with chamomile decoction will help the healing and removal of inflammatory processes.