On Monday, I was sampling a piece of pasta that ended up being very hot. Flustered, I swallowed it and felt it burn me all the way down. Now (Thursday) and ever since, I have had very painful swallowing. My esophagus seems to burn and I get a stabbing/tightness feeling in my chest. Also, every so often, I feel a sort of reflux and get the urge to burp even though I haven't eaten anything. Is this related to the hot food? Could I really have burned my insides, and if so, what can I do?
Or is this something else entirely and just coincidental that I burned myself on Monday? The pain is bearable, but it does make eating quite unpleasant.
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