Dissolvable oral strips developed to treat burnt tongues

The dissolvable oral strips have been developed by a team of researchers from the University of Texas at Austin, led by Dr. Jason McConville. The strips can be applied to a burned area on the tongue, the inside of the cheek, or the roof of the mouth. Once applied, they will reportedly stay in place and not interfere with normal activities such as talking and eating.

As they dissolve, they release a controlled dose of the local anesthetic benzocaine, which is already found in products such as throat lozenges. Additionally, they are made from what is referred to as a non-toxic “therapeutic polymer,” that helps the injured tissue to heal.

Source: gizmag.comAdded: 19 October 2012