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Help! It burns!

I was just cutting up veggies for my kick butt Gumbo that's now simmering on the stove. But I used some Anahiem Peppers and my ands are BURNING/stinging because I guess the juices or acids or whatever are still on them .... even though I've washed my hands twice, with soap since I stopped cooking!

Any suggestions?

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Asked by unsuspected at 7:57 PM on Aug. 15, 2009 in Food & Drink

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  • Try lemon juice.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:00 PM on Aug. 15, 2009

  • If you have some milk put some in a bowl and soak your hands for a few minutes. It will help neutralize the acids soe. Then wash thoroughly again. Be extra careful no to touch your eyes or nose.

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 8:00 PM on Aug. 15, 2009

  • Yep! Citrus! It'll cut the oils on your hands from the peppers!

    Answer by Nika75 at 8:12 PM on Aug. 15, 2009

  • Next time, wear gloves...

    Answer by rkoloms at 8:15 PM on Aug. 15, 2009

  • I've always used olive oil.

    Oh, and don't make the mistake I made the other day. Just don't rub your eyes for a good 24 hours, just to be safe, k? OUCH.


    Answer by Avarah at 1:23 AM on Aug. 16, 2009

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