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Dark spot on the tip of tongue after eating hot fries. Should I worry ?

Hi, I had some fries this evening and the first fry that I ate was pretty hot and I felt some of the oil go on my tongue . I didn t think anything of it, but when I brushed my teeth I noticed a dark spot on the tip of my tongue. Never had this happen before but was wondering if this is something that can happen from the hot oil in french fries.
Asked On : Wed, 22 Aug 2012
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Dear Nicole
Hello I am Dr Ravinder Sharma ENT surgeon from India. On the basis of the information provided it appears you had a thermal burn because of too hot fries at the tip of the tongue. Swallowing too hot and too cold food can be harmful for the mucosal lining in oral cavity and over tongue. I would advise you to take analgesic and antiinflammatory medicine and gargles to take care of pain and inflammation (xylocaine gargles or betadine will be of help in reducing pain and swelling ). Ususally these burns settles in 5 to 7 days if they are superficial. If you notice any bleeding or increase in swelling or pain (may be because of secondary infection) in next few days I would advise you to consult and ENT surgeon. I hope this answers your concern. Do let me know if anything else is required from my side
with regards
Ravinder Sharma
Answered: Wed, 22 Aug 2012
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