Relieving Burning from Chopping Hot Peppers

I just cut hot peppers with green peppers and forgot to put on my gloves. What is the best thing to use to relieve the burn on my hands?

By Margie


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September 3, 20110 found this helpful

They always say that drinking milk will help with the burning of the mouth, so maybe soaking hands in a bowl of milk may help. Make sure to wash your hands well, you don't want to touch your eye and get that in it.

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September 6, 20110 found this helpful

Milk is suppose to help relieve the burning on the hands from cutting peppers but I have never tried it. What I always have in my pantry is Emergency Burn Care called Burn Jel Plus. This is an excellent product and I have use it several times when I accidentally touched the corner of a hot oven or hot pan. Ouch!

I put a good amount of the gel on the burn area and by the time I am putting the cap back on the bottle the burning sensation is actually gone. It works fast just like the box says. I buy it at Wal-mart and it is not expensive. Everyone should have this in their home to treat minor burns, scalds (hot water burns) and sunburns.


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September 8, 20110 found this helpful

Thirty years ago we lived in New Mexico and every year we would buy a 100 pound sack of chiles. Hubby would roast them and I would peel them and put in the freezer for all year long use. One year we got the extra hot instead of the hot. My hands were shaking they were burning so. I called my doctor and he told me to use Comet or Ajax or any abrasive cleaner. Put some (I don't remember how much) in a dish pan filled with ice cold water. Soak your hands in that. I knew he was a doctor but I thought he was crazy. I tried it anyway. It worked!! Of course, that was a long time ago...before aloe vera use, and other remedies, became widespread.
Margaret from Denton, Texas

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