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#1 of 8 Old 08-16-2008, 08:47 PM - Thread Starter
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I carelessly cut up spicy peppers for salsa this afternoon, and under my thumbnail and forefinger are BURNING. How long until this goes away?

(and should I get out of diaper duty? I think that's a good precautionary plan.)

DS, 10/07. Allergies: peanut, egg, wheat. We've added dairy back in. And taken it back out again. It causes sandpaper skin with itchy patches and thrashing during sleep. Due w/ #2 late April, 2012.

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hugs...I did this once while making dinner. I tried every internet trick I found on the internet and let me tell you they did NOT work! I got myself drunk and woke up the next morning, hands still feeling weird but not burning and hungover horribly!
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The first thing to do is dig your fingers into a dish of salt. Work the salt under your nails to absorb some of the oils, then wash your hand well. Then try washing your hands in milk. You'll have to really work to get the milk under your nails.

If that doesn't work, expect that they are going to burn for at least a day. Chalk it up to lesson learned, and next time use a spoon and a fork (or gloves).

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Milk will help. DH is mexican and he taught me this. The burn won't go away completely but it will help.
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DH, who had a fire penis last night from an adjustment after munching jalapeño peppers, says a cold shower helps.

Really, I say after icy water on it, it should go away soon.

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Milk for pepper it neutralizes the capasin. Water will only spread it around. I did this a few times I have tried several things but the milk right away cause if you wait too long the damage is already done so it doesn't seem to do anything but it does keep it from getting worse or spreading it to somewhere else.
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Whatever you do do not get "intimate" with your intimate parts.

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One answer - Mustard!

Yellow hot dog mustard is the only thing I've been able to find to cut the burn. I don't eat hot dogs, but I do keep a big ol' bottle of mustard in the fridge (nice and cold) just for pepper burns. I pour mustard in a bowl (or two bowls - one for each hand.) Then I slip my hands in until the mustard completely covers the burn area. I leave them for at least 30 minutes. When time is up, don't rinse in water, but bulk off with a milk or vinegar wet towel. Keep the mustard bowls handy for a bit and re-bathe the hands when the burn comes back. My burns usually have subsided after the first soak.
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