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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
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerH. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency MedicineMartin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
Current as ofMarch 20, 2017
Current as of:
March 20, 2017
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
& H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
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