There’s no better way to spoil a meal than by accidentally burning your tongue with the food. Fear not, because scientists have developed a dissolvable oral strip to immediately relieve pain from burns caused by ingestion of hot foods and liquids, such as coffee, pizza, and soup.
According to the release, the strip is applied directly to the burned part of the mouth. It sticks to the affected area, quickly dissolves for instant pain relief, and promotes healing.
“We found these strips to be nontoxic, which has huge potential for anyone who burns their mouth while eating and drinking hot foods — and that’s just about everyone,” said lead researcher Jason McConville. “The strips look and behave similar to breath-freshening strips that you might find at your local drugstore.”
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 19, 2012