¿What does phisically happen when we “burn” our tongue by eating something too hot, and why does that feeling last so long?

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¿What does phisically happen when we “burn” our tongue by eating something too hot, and why does that feeling last so long?

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Our tongues have tiny receptors that burn when we eat or drink something heated. It takes a while for the cells of these receptors to heal.

heat physically damages our cells by breaking the bonds between molecules and potentially causing chemical reactions to happen. Your tongue needs to be extra sensitive to do its job, but its also more sensitive to damage. Your body needs time to repair the damage done when burnt and the lingering pain is a warning to be gentle with it