3. Burned tongue
Have you ever paid the price for your eagerness to have that first gulp of morning coffee? A burned tongue or palate isn’t fun, and the effects can last up to a week. If you remember to apply ice right away, though, you can lessen the extent of the injury.
A burned mouth will also feel better with a topical anesthetic (don’t eat while your tongue is numb!), or even just sucking on frozen ice pops. And next time you reach for your hot coffee, remember to sip it slowly until the temperature’s a little less hazardous (or swap it for a coffee smoothie!).