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How does acidic or spicy food affect your throat? Can you permanently damage your throat?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Throat damage

Healthy acidic or spicy foods do not damage your throat or usually affect your throat adversely.
Sometimes a person has a sensitivity or allergy to a certaiq food or spice and that can cause a problem in that specific individual.

In brief: Throat damage

Healthy acidic or spicy foods do not damage your throat or usually affect your throat adversely.
Sometimes a person has a sensitivity or allergy to a certaiq food or spice and that can cause a problem in that specific individual.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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Dr. Matthew Goren
Ophthalmology

In brief: No

You shouldn't damage your throat by eating spicy food.
But you may worsen reflux which can cause acid to get in your throat which could, over time, cause inflammation.

In brief: No

You shouldn't damage your throat by eating spicy food.
But you may worsen reflux which can cause acid to get in your throat which could, over time, cause inflammation.
Dr. Matthew Goren
Dr. Matthew Goren
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