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Sep22-11, 07:01 PM
Bathing the mucous membrane surfaces that have contacted capsaicin with oil is the most effective way to attenuate the associated discomfort. Since oil and capsaicin are both hydrophobic hydrocarbons the capsaicin which has not already been absorbed into tissues will be picked up into solution and easily removed. Water is almost completely ineffective. Cold milk is the second most effective solution against the burning sensation (due to caseins having a detergent effect on capsaicin) and cold sugar solution (10%) at 20 °C (68 °F) is almost as effective. The burning sensation will slowly fade away over several hours if no actions are taken. In some cases people enjoy the pain; there is a growing demand for capsaicin spiced food and beverages.
nothing about bread, but I guess bread is absorbent which is why it would work.