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The digestive system contains buffers which will increase the pH of acids to a safe level. On the other hand when acids enter cuts they burn since cellular/atomic level destruction breakdown occurs. There are no protective buffers in these locations that can dilute the pH acidity level to neutral numbers.
Another reason that our digestive system can handle such liquids is due to its protective coating of mucus. That is the reason that our stomach can handle containing acid and the cause of stomach ulcers (the mucus in a spot decreases, allowing the acid to partially corrode the stomach lining).
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