What's being developed to help with a burned tongue?

What's being developed to help with a burned tongue?

by / October 22, 2012

Answer: dissolvable oral strips

We've all done it -- gotten overzealous about that cup of Joe in the morning or that delicious bowl of soup for lunch and burned our poor little tongues. Though the tongue is considered the fastest healing organ in the body, that burn still hurts!

Now there's immediate relief for the pain -- dissolvable oral strips that are applied directly to the burned part of the tongue, cheek or roof of the mouth (that's right, it works for pizza lovers too!). It sticks to the affected area and won’t interfere with normal day-to-day activities, because it quickly dissolves for instant pain relief and promotes healing, according to the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists.

The strip was designed for controlled delivery of a local anesthetic, benzocaine and a therapeutic polymer.

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Jessica Mulholland Former Web Editor/Photographer

Jessica Mulholland served as the Web editor of Government Technology magazine from October 2012 through September 2017. She worked for the Government Technology editorial team for nearly 10 years.