Bitten

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  1. jgstudios

    jgstudios Member

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    Well after a few days of sampling different tobaccos, my tongue is raw. It seems to have started with the Mac Barens mixture. Then it was downhill after that. Perhaps I was a bit overly enthusiastic with the fast puffing; I don't know. I didn't feel any ill effects at the time, but this morning it was unmistakable and raw. Anyone got any tongue bite cure ideas? I'm going to have to lay off for a day or two...it's going to be weird not having a smoke after dinner tonight. So far my favorite seems to be the Mac Barens 7 Seas Royal blend although it wasn't too highly rated at the site listed below. I like it. Also at my local tobacconists, they have some bulk house blends I like. But I'm still searching the tins for interesting flavors. In the mean time. My tongue needs to heal up so I can get back to the obsession of smoke and briar.

    http://www.tobaccoreviews.com/browse_all.cfm
     


  2. user0003

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    Walgreens....Biotene.....fix you right up.....go now don't wait.
     
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    You might also try letting a bowl's worth of tobacco dry for about half an hour before smoking it. Dry toby means a cool smoke.
     
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    I second Jesla's recommendation of Biotene as quick relief from bite. I've heard it works great!
     
  5. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    You don't say! :D

    Jesla's got you covered. Quick relief.
     
  6. soundlzrd

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    I used to keep biotien gum in my pipe bag for those situations when I got a bit careless. Those that think pain is a great Behavioral modification device have never tired smoking a pipe!
     
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    +1. I sometimes get careless and Biotene is good stuff. You should still take a break until your tongue feels better but this will speed things up - at least in my experience.
     
  8. cobbsmoker

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    I find a mixture of lemon juice and water swished around your mouth a few times a day will keep the tongue bite doctor away!
     
  9. Gary

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    Never heard of Biotene. Where is found and in what form does it come (gum, ointment, liquid, etc). I've had bite from overpuffing...was smoking aros at the time, and I blame them. Haven't had issues in months now, but I haven't been smoking many aros during that time. Do aros tend to bite more than non? Curious.
     
  10. user0003

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    Walgreens etc....mouth wash.
     
  11. Kiowapipe

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    Sometimes ya just gotta take a rest, too. I was bitten for the first time in a long while just a few nights ago. Not talking about just fatigue or a little soreness- this was a real hard nip. The culprit? You MacGuessed it! :)
     
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    This seems to help alot.
     
  13. Jive Dadson

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    Biotene is good for prevention. Time is the only cure.

    Tongue bite is a chemical burn from alkaline smoke. Biotene promotes saliva production, which washes the smoke residue away.

    I say, let it heal completely before smoking any more.
     
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  14. voodoo101

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    Biotene works great for me. MacBarens bites me bad except for the Honey & Chocolate. I smoke a bowl or 3 of Plumcake and use a little Biotene afterwards and I'm good to go.
     
  15. Rewster66

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    BITTEN? I bet it was snake! ;)
     
  16. TedVig

    TedVig total pipeflake

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    I feel your pain. Right now as a matter of fact... :cfsd:
     
  17. Pecci

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    Warm saltwater gargles, and slow down!!!:bing: =:drly:
     
  18. TedVig

    TedVig total pipeflake

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    I know. I'm a cig smoker too and my technique has improved much but there's a ways to go...
     
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