Suck on something cool, such as ice or a Popsicle, to soothe a burned tongue caused by drinking hot beverages, suggests Everyday Health. The next step is to coat the tongue with milk, which provides additional relief.
Use over-the-counter pain relievers, such as acetaminophen and ibuprofen, to help alleviate the pain, advises Everyday Health. As healing begins, avoid spicy foods, citrus foods and foods that are sharp and crunchy to prevent irritation of the tongue. Also avoid warm or hot liquids, add Healthline. Applying vitamin E oil to the tongue promotes the growth of healthy skin and tissue, notes Everyday Health.