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What helps a hand burn?

  1. May 8, 2006 #1

    wolram

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    I forgot i had been touching chili, and now every thing feels like it has been
    dipped in acid, i have had a shower and washed every thing in milk, but it
    still hurts like the devil, any cures PLEASE.
     
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  3. May 8, 2006 #2

    NoTime

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    Been there. It is kinda brutal.

    Wait a few days, it'll go away.
    Don't rub your eyes.

    Don't know of an antidoe for capacian.
    It's not acid, but a protein that activates some cell receptors.
    Didn't seem to do any actual damage.
    Sure felt that way though
     
  4. May 8, 2006 #3
    lime or lemon juice works pretty well.
     
  5. May 8, 2006 #4

    wolram

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    i all ready did wipe my eyes i am not a baby but this hurts, and i have to go work at 10.
     
  6. May 8, 2006 #5

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    Well, I eat stuff like that all the time. :biggrin:

    I have noticed that if I eat salty chip (corn chips or potato chips) the hot feeling dissipates. Eating yogurt helps, so if its bothering certain external parts, put yogurt on it and then wash it off.

    Otherise, the oil gets absorbed in the skin/tissue and one just has to deal with the pain for an hour or so.

    You really shouldn't get that near the eyes or sensitive membranes.
     
  7. May 8, 2006 #6

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    You won't get an argument from me.
     
  8. May 8, 2006 #7

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    Yes i know but i just forgoted, i dont have any yogutr or lemon juice and i
    cant even put my jeans on so i cant get any
     
  9. May 8, 2006 #8

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    Don't know abput that hour business.
    I was stringing halepenos to dry for 4 or 5 hours, before I started to notice it.
    Took another couple hours to really kick in.
    Felt like I put my hand on the stove.
     
  10. May 8, 2006 #9

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    oh i am dieing and you talk about you hannds, whay about my bits .
     
  11. May 8, 2006 #10

    NoTime

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    Just what were you doing with those peppers.
    Wait, I don't think I want to know.
     
  12. May 8, 2006 #11

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    OL iam almpst blid and ne thing huyrts like heck abd you jest .
     
  13. May 8, 2006 #12

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    :rofl: Don't touch your bits. :biggrin:

    Try salt water - I guess - perhaps vinegar. Or cooking oil. You might even try oil and vinegar. The point is that you need to dissolve the capsicin oil. Maybe an alcoholic beverage might work.

    I've been eating extremely hot peppers and hot sauces for years, so likely I have developed a tolerance for capsicum or rather 'capsaicin' - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capsaicin

    http://www.fiery-foods.com/Dave/capsaicin.asp
     
  14. May 8, 2006 #13

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    Rather fond of the stuff myself and have a fairly good tolerance.

    It did take a long time to dissipate, overnight for the worst of it.
    And still pretty sensitive for a day or two.
    Not like eating it at all.

    Come to think of it, I was a lot younger then so the incident might have contributed to the current tolerance.
    Don't think I'm going to be testing that theory though:smile:
     
  15. May 8, 2006 #14

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    Humor is good for antidote for pain:wink:

    I sympathize, really, I know where you're at.
     
  16. May 8, 2006 #15

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    A big thanks Astro, i filled a pyrex bowl with oil and vinegar and soaked a
    flannel with it for my face, it is working, if you want a favour i owe you one
    :biggrin:
     
  17. May 8, 2006 #16

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    Any one have a tip as to how to get an oil and vinegar stain out of a carpet?
     
  18. May 8, 2006 #17
    Here's a tip, next time you cut or handle chillies, rub some olive oil into your fingers first. It acts as a barrier and reduces the amount of chilli absorbed by the skin. Or use a commercial hand-cream/barrier-cream (or is that only for motor mechanics lol).
     
  19. May 8, 2006 #18

    wolram

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    I will be VERY carefull next time i touch chilis :blushing: talk about elephantitis.
     
  20. May 8, 2006 #19

    Astronuc

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    I'm pleased that it worked. Your friendship is sufficient reward. :smile:

    Why am I reminded of tribdog? :rofl: You perhaps should have done that in the kitchen or bathroom, or outside, where there is not carpet.

    Ostensibly carpet shampoo, but if colour is changed, I am afraid there might not be much one can do.

    IIRC, a good carpet freshener is sodium borate (borax). I'll have to check on this.
     
  21. May 8, 2006 #20
    Amen. A couple of weeks ago I was making a curry. Cut up my chillies, then was cutting an onion. Slipped with the knife and went straight through the onion and into my thumb. That hurt so much I was expecting to look down and see the end of my thumb missing (it was still a nasty cut, but everything remained attached.)
     
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