Chili pepper burns are caused by an irritating substance found in the
skin of the pepper. This burn can feel like a sunburn, a throbbing and
prickling feeling, or a very intense, hot pain.
The best treatment is to wash the area with soap and water and then
put a large amount of vegetable oil on the area for at least an hour. If the
burn sensation is on your hands, dip your hands in vegetable oil for the
January 4, 2011
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
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