Every morning as I sip my coffee, I am each time reminded of the biggest first world problem to plague our civilization. That is, being too impatient to wait for your hot food item to cool down, and thus suffering burns on your tongue and upper mouth. Sucks right?
Luckily for us, instead of curing cancer, scientists have been hard at work developing a new dissolvable oral strip, which can be provided directly to a burn, and provide instant relief.
“We found these strips to be non-toxic, which has huge potential for anyone who burns their mouth while eating and drinking hot foods – and that’s just about everyone,” said McConville, one of the lead researchers on the invention. “The strips look and behave similar to breath freshening strips that you might find at your local drugstore.”
“Now based at the University of New Mexico, McConville, and his team, will explore creating a stronger oral strip to treat more severe burns lasting longer than 2-3 days. The next step in furthering their research will be to test the strips in humans and experiment with taste-making.”
While it sounds like this could perhaps lead to interesting innovations, it should be addressed that if you’re constantly burning your mouth on foods; so much so that you need to buy a burn-relief strip for your mouth, you might have bigger issues than this strip can fix.
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