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Peeling on the tongue after eating sour candy. What to do?

I ate alot of sour candy the other day and then my tongue felt kinda numb in the middle for a day or so and then today I rubbed my tongue across my teeth kind of hard and realized my skin on my tongue was peeling, in a similar way to sun burn , and none related perhaps but all my life ive seemed to have a film on my cheeks that I can painlessly chew off daily.
Asked On : Sat, 18 Aug 2012
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Dentist, Periodontics 's  Response
Hallo sir
welcome to Health care magic
Thanks for the concern
its because of too much sour on the tongue for long time.
nothing to worry at all. you just have eat less spicy food for a week and avoid too hot/cold foods/beverages. need to stop smoking and alcohol consumption for few days till the tongue heals and comes to normal.
if doesnot subside after all these , consult a dentist for the opinion.
hope this will help you.
Take care.
Answered: Sun, 19 Aug 2012
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Dentist Dr. Bibhu Dutt Nanda's  Response
hello and welcome to hcm forum CC,
i am glad to posted your query, first of all i would like to inform you that your tongue has abraded a little due to the friction with is produced while sucking and chewing the sour candy, excess of everything can harm.
I assume that even your palate might have peeled a not worry, the tongue will heal completely in 3-5 days. Avoid spicy and sour food for a while , as the tongue is still peeling.
besides, i could not get that your cheeks have a film which probably you can chew off, i recommend you to visit your dentist regarding the same.
i hope i answered your query,
i wish you good health,
take care.
Answered: Sat, 18 Aug 2012
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Dentist Dr. Supriya Gupta's  Response
I read your problem. See, candy is etiological agent(cause).The powder is most likely citric acid and sugars. The sour nature acheived by use of high concentration of citric acid,because acid on tongue and oral mucosa burns the epithelial layer off and like most chemical burns, you are seeing sloughing of superficial layer of mucosa.Sometimes most likely all the rough sugars in sour patch caused the bacteria to begin peeling. Rinse your mouth with water or double baking soda. You can use topical anaesthetics which contain benzocaine, lignocaine, tetracaine will help to relieve burning sensation. Visit your dentist also.

Have a nice time...take care
Answered: Sun, 19 Aug 2012
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Dentist Dr. Anshumala Singh's  Response
Dear friend.

Thanks for sharing your concern.

As you have mentioned that you ate a lot of sour candy,this is the reason for peeling of your tongue.

Do not worry,it will take sometime to heal and recover soon.

Also, see that you maintain good oral hygiene,but do not scrape the tongue while brushing.

Avoid hot and spicy until it heals.

Hope it helps.


Take care.
Answered: Thu, 11 Jul 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

Peeling of the tongue can be due to friction produced while sucking the candy.
Done worry it will heal after sometimes.
Take lukewarm saline and antiseptic mouthwash rinses
Take multivitamin suplements.
Avoid eating of hot and spicy foodstuffs for some days.
Avoid alcohol consumption & smoking.

Hope this helps out.

Answered: Sun, 28 Jul 2013
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Dentist, Periodontics Dr. Palvi 's  Response
thanks for the query...
just wait for the lesion to subside by itself... just take vit. B-complex...
and avoid hot and spicy foods and candies for few days...
if still persists, consult your dentist...
hope it will be helpful...
take care...
Answered: Fri, 12 Jul 2013
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Dentist Dr. Sapna Purwaha's  Response
dont worry the sores on tongue will heal itself.
for relief avoid hot spicy food have vitamin
supplements drink plenty of water and in case
of pain apply anaesthetic gel on the affected area
Answered: Wed, 5 Sep 2012
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