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Capsaicin in eyes


Post Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:03 am

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Location: Rexburg, Idaho
Does anyone know what to do to neutralize the burn in the eyes that you can get from working with peppers and then touching the eyes?
I know it's better to use gloves. But if someone didn't, how do I treat the burning in the eyes?

Post Fri May 10, 2019 12:17 am
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I usually just flush with water for incidental contact. Sometimes I just let my tears do the flushing.

Not sure what to use to dilute if you got a full on splash of tincture.

Post Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:25 pm
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I sometimes put a titch of cayenne in my eye drop formulas. It's zingy but helpful.

Post Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:25 am

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Location: Rexburg, Idaho
haha Doc!

Post Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:47 pm
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I personally find that crying like a baby and sneezing a lot helps to clear unwanted cayenne from the eyes and nose.

Post Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:37 am

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I'm a bit late to the party, but I've touched my face after washing my hands with soap! after handling Habanero peppers. And it still hurt like a son of a biscuit! I've found that a paper towel soaked in milk and held to my eyes is just the ticket. Vegetable oil is another good neutralizer, and in fact, now I wash my hands in veggie oil first, then soap after handling hot peppers. No crying necessary.

You're welcome! :love:


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