Best Advice of the Week: Sweet Success!


When you bite the inside of your cheek or lip it really hurts, and depending on where the bite is, you may continue to re-bite it so that it won’t heal.

Well, years ago, someone told me to apply sugar to a spot like that to heal it, and it works.

I bit the inside of my lip on Friday and, as often happens, I then bit it several more times because of the swelling.  So over the weekend, three or four times a day I dampened my finger, pressed it into sugar and then put my sugared finger right on the spot and held it there for about a minute.  And today it is almost completely healed.

This works but I’m not so sure it would work if it was something like say, anchovies you had to apply.  Because I’m pretty sure I would rather have a sore mouth than have to apply anchovies to the inside of my mouth.

So I’m very thankful sugar is what works — sweet success.

Happy Monday!

10 Responses to Best Advice of the Week: Sweet Success!

  1. Linda says:

    It seems as if my mother’s remedy was alum. Sugar sounds like a much more pleasant alternative.

  2. carlahoag says:

    Oh, you funny, funny lady.

    I’d rather have the swollen lip than a dead fish stuck to a healed one.

    Thanks for the sweet tip.

  3. Sandra says:

    Linda — And alot more handy than alum. Because I’m pretty sure you have an ever-ready supply of sugar for all those chocolate sheet cakes! 🙂

    Hey, there’s an idea. Maybe it would work to press a piece of wonderful chocolate sheet cake to the spot!! Let me know if that works, will you. 🙂

    Carla — I’m glad we agree! 🙂

  4. Ralph Hass says:

    This HAS been a Monday alright. Yikes! Broke a glass this morning; later spilled the SUGAR:)

    Fortunately, my haircut went according to plan this afternoon…

  5. Hilary says:

    Oh good to know. I wonder what it is about it that makes it work.

  6. Sandra says:

    Hilary — I’m not sure why it works. I’ve had several people tell me that their moms’ used alum the same way. I’m not sure what that is. Maybe it’s in sugar?

    btw, I did have one friend suggest today that if sugar works, maybe chocolate sheet cake pressed on the spot might work just as well!! I’m surprised Linda didn’t think of that. 🙂

  7. Hilary says:

    Of course she did. But she’s too polite to type with her mouth full. 😉

  8. Sandra says:

    You crack me up, Hilary. 🙂

  9. Dee from Tennessee says:

    Well, I have never heard this….and I surely did need this tip a couple of weeks ago. Now…….if this ol’ brain can remember this tip in the future……thanks!

  10. Sandra says:

    I know what you mean, Dee. When I lay down at night I think lots of good information runs out of my ear! 🙂

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