(Closed) Hot pepper hands!!!!

posted 6 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
3967 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@takemyhand:  Do you have any pumice soap? I know it works well for poison ivy but it should help get some of the oils off of you!

Post # 4
2622 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

soak your hands it in some sour cream.   Dairy fat have an enzyme that neutralizes the acids.

Post # 7
3885 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Buttermilk is also great for this, and less messy to clean up than sour cream, but any cream or milk product will do.  Even after your hands stop burning, DO NOT touch your lips, nose or especially your eyes!

Post # 9
1425 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rosehill Community Center

I’ve tried vinegar too, which is supposed to help…  And I tried milk before also, but I bet thicker dairy would be better!

Ugh, I hate pepper hands!  They are so hard to get rid of!

Post # 10
1837 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@takemyhand:  not sure but whatever you do, don’t take out your contacts if you wear them. i did this once after chopping jalapenos Cry

only have to learn that lesson once.

Post # 11
694 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Lemon juice is also supposed to help. I did this with jalapenos- the first time I cut one, it had no effect, so I didn’t use gloves the second & third times. 3rd time sucked! I tried milk and lemon juice individually and it did help a bit, but it did not go away until the next day 🙁 I hope yours goes away soon!

Post # 12
853 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I usually use dish soap and warm water, and it takes the burn away. Fiance does it too, because sometimes he forgets to wash his hands after he cuts peppers and then he goes pee and well…. If it works down there, it should work anywhere else!


Hope you find some relief!

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