Home cure: Ice creamUse it for: Pizza burn
The tissue on the roof of your mouth is only a few millimeters thick, so it's very sensitive to hot foods. If you didn't wait to let that pepperoni slice cool down, soothe your scorched mouth with a spoonful of ice cream or frozen yogurt. "The cool can bring temporary relief," says Richard Antaya, MD. Swigging a cold drink or putting an ice cube in your mouth should also do the trick, but be sure to remove the cube quickly before it becomes painful.