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The dangers of Hot Cheetos

Flamin’ Hot Cheetos have become a popular snack, but what are the dangers of consuming excessive amounts of this delicious snack?

The red chili powder in Cheetos does more than just leave your fingertips smothered in red-orange residue. When unreasonable quantities are ingested, the powder acts as a dye causing feces to be discolored. When this occurs, unaware consumers or doctors may confuse it for bleeding in the lower intestinal tract, including the large intestine or rectum. Though you may not actually be bleeding you will still feel pain when the feces (most likely diarrhea) is released: the powder is still active and will give your anus a “flamin’” sensation.

Additionally, the snack will cause acute gastritis- when the lining of the stomach becomes inflamed or swollen for  a short time. Symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, and a burning ache or pain in your upper abdomen.

According to MayoClinic.org,  in some cases, gastritis can lead to ulcers and an increased risk of stomach cancer. However, for most people, gastritis is not serious and improves quickly with treatment.

In order to prevent harm from Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, you must only eat reasonable amounts and should avoid eating this snack on a regular basis.

26 Comments

  • Reply tatyanna March 15, 2017 at 6:24 am

    i agree

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  • Reply human April 25, 2017 at 11:53 am

    but i love them

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  • Reply Alahnna Williams April 26, 2017 at 7:27 am

    I love them so much! Yummy!

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  • Reply hotcheetolover April 26, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    can someone plz tell me how many of these i should i eat i really dont want these things to happen but i LOOOVE hot cheetos so someone tell how much i should eat

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  • Reply Cancer April 28, 2017 at 5:33 am

    30 bags a week isnt bad

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    • Reply Destiny June 26, 2018 at 4:03 pm

      It is too

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  • Reply J May 5, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    Is half a bag to much ??

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  • Reply 10012395 May 12, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    Mann I love this chips i eat two bags a day. Everytime i Burp i get a flamin sensation. When i got to the bathroom my poop is red and i reach down and eat it soo goood!!!!

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  • Reply 10012395 May 12, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    Yahh man i agree

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  • Reply Babygirltochose June 2, 2017 at 7:12 am

    They really not good for you but I still eat them.😝🌶

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  • Reply Jasmine June 9, 2017 at 9:49 am

    Someone tell me how much I should eat because I can’t just not eat them!!! HOT CHEETOS are my LOVE!!

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  • Reply Royson August 24, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    Thank you this article helped a lot

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  • Reply J September 15, 2017 at 9:43 am

    I don’t like eating hot cheetos

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    • Reply rsimmons September 21, 2017 at 6:43 pm

      IF YOU DONT LIKE HOT CHEETOS THEN WHY ARE YOU ON HERE?!!!!!!

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  • Reply Jack Thompson October 19, 2017 at 12:46 pm

    I think hot cheetos are good but you have to be careful about how much you eat or something like what it said in the article can happen.

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  • Reply Amelio November 4, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    I have a medium sized bag every day, is this a problem? I’m serious though I have an addiction.

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  • Reply MIchaela Jackson January 2, 2018 at 5:05 pm

    I just ate a big bag in half an hour and I’m vomiting a lot of it up and I have been like this for a good hour and a half, should I go to the hospital?

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  • Reply Kk the great March 3, 2018 at 6:31 pm

    This article was helpful now I will be more careful!!

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  • Reply Baka March 28, 2018 at 10:32 am

    I used to be able to eat these no problem, red shit who cares. That was when I was young. At age 24 these are dangerous, they destroy my asshole and make me feel sick for at least a day after eating them.

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  • Reply ethan May 21, 2018 at 5:10 am

    a like takis

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  • Reply Kim May 29, 2018 at 2:35 am

    I love hot cheetos but i agree that they should be eaten in reasonable amounts. Sometimes i’ve eaten a whole bag and it can make my stomach hurt, other times they do nothing to me. I can’t resist these hot chips! I also like takis and sabritones chips which are both hot.

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  • Reply ButtholeBurning June 15, 2018 at 12:17 am

    Just ate a whole bag and my poop is red

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  • Reply Aidaliz November 5, 2018 at 8:05 am

    I hate hot cheetos🤮, been hotcheeto free for 4 years now🙃.

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  • Reply Googly eyed lover November 24, 2018 at 11:30 am

    This is silly and making me laugh so hard flaming hot Cheetos are coming out of my nose!

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  • Reply Vanessa November 28, 2018 at 2:02 pm

    I’m a Latina and us latinas were basically born in a Hot Cheeto bag :) I can never stop eating them !

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  • Reply Galo Cipo December 27, 2018 at 7:14 am

    I had them last night for a snack before dinner. I was craving crunchy hot chips.
    Three hours latter I am throwing up a storm, the vomit looked like orange ink.
    I freaked out!!
    I still have a headache and I had to call in sick. No more new bag in tash not worth it!!!

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