Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Painful Jalapeños

Jalapeño peppers.So yesterday I was cutting some green jalapeño peppers for a corn chowder I was cooking. I did not put any gloves on — why bother, I though, as long as I don’t touch my face with unwashed hands. Oh boy — was I stupid or what? In about 20 minutes after this my hands started to burn like crazy — it literally felt like they were on fire! Nothing like this happened to me before, and I thought that this effect will not be long lasting. Well, after 3 hours of holding hands in iced water, which provides an instant relief by the way, they were still burning…

Danya search online for some remedies –- and apparently, I am not the only genius who had this happened to her. So using online advise we tried rubbing my hands with alcohol, doing the same with baking soda, soaking them in milk, rubbing them with half a lemon and finally putting some toothpaste on them and letting it dry…

Corn chowder.Nothing seemed to be working, so I went to bed with hands still burning and just hoped that the exhaustion will overcome the pain. Surprisingly, I fell asleep in like 2 minutes (getting so tired nowadays), and when I woke up in the middle of the night for the first bathroom trip, the pain was gone. So I am thinking that maybe some of the remedies worked after all. )

Bottom line — never ever cut hot peppers without protection! )
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