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The Week contest: Hot stuff

This week's question: A New York man was rushed to the hospital with agonizing headaches after he scarfed a super-spicy Carolina Reaper chili pepper during a pepper-eating contest. Please come up with a medical term for the misery caused by eating overly incendiary food.

Click here to see the results of last week's question: Lonely Russian

RESULTS:

THE WINNER: "Jalepaiño"
Drew Fagan, Gualala, California

SECOND PLACE: "Fire-arrhea"
Stuart Antrim, Cleveland, Georgia

THIRD PLACE: "Hellitosis"
Greg Martin, La Crescenta, California

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

"Chipotles miserables"
Janine Witte, New Hope, Pennsylvania

"Habañeurosis"
Joyce Martha, Mill Valley, California

"Tamaleache"
Walt Horsfall, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin

"Heat Croak"
Patty Oberhausen, Fort Wayne, Indiana

"Chiliblains"
Phyllis Klein, New York City

"Endoblasty"
Robert Finley, Houston

"Roastacea"
Ken Liebman, Williston, Vermont

"Firebromyalgia"
Joe Janov, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

"In-flame-ation"
Ryan June, Chicago

"Scarlet pepper fever"
Samantha Petitto, Bay Village, Ohio

"Incendiary bowel syndrome"
Mike Chelstowski, Keene, New Hampshire

"Srirach-ow syndrome"
Bill Doughty, Honolulu

"Male pattern scalding"
Craig Kesselheim, Southwest Harbor, Maine

"Pepperage harm"
Bob Canning, Petaluma, California

"Heat stroke"
Raven Deerwater, Mendocino, California

"Burning man syndrome"
Mort Oakes, Dover, Pennsylvania

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