At least, it's the only thing I can think of that could be causing the burning sensation. I chopped some jalapenos last night, then washed my hands as usual. I woke up during the night with the palm and fingers of my hand burning. These weren't hot jalapenos, and it's only affecting one hand, the hand I held the knife with. The hand that I held the jalapenos with is all right. The burning is so bad that I am sitting with my hand in a pot of cool water. Please, any suggestions to stop the burn?