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What is your remedy for calming the burn from eating foods with hot peppers?


I took a bite of a food containing hot peppers and all of a sudden, my mouth bursted into "flames". I tried drinking milk, which is something I heard would calm the burn, but it did nothing to take the burn away. I was in pain for nearly a half hour afterwards. In case this happens to me again, I'd like to have some remedies on hand to tame the flame. Thank you for your solutions. Even if someone else has the same solution as you, please go ahead and list your solution. By doing so, I will have an indication of what most people suggest works.

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Georgianna Lowery (Georgie Lowery) says

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    Marlene Bertrand (MarleneB) 3 years ago

    Good idea. I didn't have anything else with this dish - no rice, no potatoes, no bread - nothing. Now, I know better. Thank you.

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    Marlene Bertrand (MarleneB) 3 years ago

    I'm laughing now, but I wish I had known about not drinking water. I drank a LOT of water thinking that would help. Thank you for your other tips, too.

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    Marlene Bertrand (MarleneB) 3 years ago

    Honey? I always have honey at my house! I will have that standing by next time I eat something with peppers. I'll have to look for crystallized sugar. Thank you for your tips.


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Amanda (Woodmckinney) says

3 years ago
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    Marlene Bertrand (MarleneB) 3 years ago

    Butter is a new trick. I will add it to my list of remedies. Thank you.

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Liheng (eroller) says

3 years ago
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    Marlene Bertrand (MarleneB) 3 years ago

    I'm scared to eat peppers right now, but when I'm over being scared, I'll try your idea. In the meantime, if I should eat a pepper and get burned again, I now have egg on my list of things to try. Thank you.

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    Marlene Bertrand (MarleneB) 3 years ago

    Yeah, I was extremely surprised the milk didn't work. I had milk and ice in my mouth and was still crying from the pain. That's when I came here for answers from my fellow hubbers.

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