Post # 1
Ok, I was a idiot tonight. I made a box dinner that had dried chilies in it. A drop of the sauce fell on my finger. I licked it off and the sauce was like liquid fire . My lips have finally recovered, but there seems to be residual chili oil on my finger. How do I neutralize it.? I tried rubbing alcohol, but no luck. I accidently rubbed my neck, and now that spot is tingling. I am scared I am going to rub my eyes in my sleep.
Of course, FI tries the meal and says, “Wow, that was really good!”. I swear he has an inhuman tolerance to heat. This is the same man who at a whole ghost chili and had no reaction whatsoever
Post # 3
@Scottielass: Oh I have had it MUCH MUCH worse–I won’t tell you about the worst time, but a close second was having chili oil and then wiping my nose which caused my nose to tingle and run at the same time for hours. And it kept tingling in my sinuses so I was crying at the same time. Sexy.
Honestly, it kind of just takes time. You can try a napkin soaked in milk which tended to soothe it, but only so long as the compress is on–it’s not a cure. I’ve heard baking soda, rubbing alcohol/nail polish, lemon juice, vinegar…
You can try wetting your hands and rubbing them on anything stainless steel, like your faucet. That’s generally a trick I use for getting garlic smell off my hands–and it works!–but I’m not sure about oil. Couldn’t hurt though, could it?
Post # 5
@JennyW1: Oh dear, My neck is bad enough. I don’t want to think about the worse place. I am going to have to very careful now,
Tried the steel. No go. Off to get another glass on milk now. I drank two glasses earlier when I first tasted the sauce, and it still took almost an hour for my lips to stop tingling. I may have to find my winter gloves to sleep in if this keeps up!