Spicy dishes can produce a burning sensation when tasted, stimulating the circulation and raising internal body temperatures. So do liquids and solids having a high degree of heat or a high temperature.
Victims of conflagration frequently sustain pulmonary injuries that are of equal or greater imlportance to survival than are the burns received on the surface of the body. At any given temperature moist air has more heat to give up than does an equal volume of dry air and is accordingly more likely to cause thermal injury of the respiratory tract. Inhalation of dry or moist hot air may destroy the upper tracheal mucosa without causing primary thermal injury of the lungs. when the original temperature of the air is high enough to produce almost instantaneous burning of the skin and upper respiratory mucosa.