A tough question to answer...I have always enjoyed "hot and spicy" foods, the hotter the better. However, as much as I enjoy these foods there are some that I am unable to eat because they cease to be enjoyable. In answer to your question Yes, you can get burns, this from the oils that are contained in various peppers. Click on the link I am sending and it will give you all the information you will ever need on peppers and their "heat" ratings.
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I eat hot, I mean really hot my favorite sauce is 250k scoville units. I find that eating that it burns going in, but not coming out, where eating a mild jalopeno (by my standards mild) it burns more upon exit then it did going in. I cannot ever remember it burning insides at all. Greasy food burns my insides
My family calls me the " fire eater" because if it doesn't hurt it's not food to me! New studies are showing that capsaicin has numerous health benefits including speeding metabolism and and a feeling of being satisfied at mealtime. In extreme quantities of course it can cause gastric problems. Extreme meaning for example : Tabasco sauce has 517 micrograms of capsaicin per teaspoon. The average 150 pound woman can easily take in over 10,000 micrograms in a day for health benefits. So unless you plan on drinking it throughout the day like water you WILL NOT harm your " insides".