Come on, you know it’s going to happen. Either you’ll forget or think, “It can’t be that hot,” and before you know it, the top of your tongue will feel like a brillo pad and the rest of your coffee or pizza or cup noodles will be, sadly, tasteless.
Well, scientists are getting real tired of your sh*t, and have taken it upon themselves to develop a new dissolvable oral strip that will provide instant relief for burns caused by eating hot things much too quickly. (I mean, is it really that hard to wait a minute?)
Akin to breath freshening strips, the new strips can be applied directly to nearly any affected area in the mouth and are non-toxic, dissolving quickly for immediate pain relief and to promote healing. No word yet on whether the strips will be commercialized or available for purchase any time soon.
Good news though, lead researcher Jason McConville and his team are now working on creating a stronger strip to treat more “severe” burns which have persisted for more than 2 days.
Chronic tongue burners rejoice, you sick, sadistic freaks.