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Blinded by a chilli and now my nose is burning too

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boatyardblues Wed 13-Jun-18 19:26:13

I suppose I should be grateful I haven’t touched my fanjo with my fiery fingers. How long is it going to take for it to wear off? I tried washing my hands, to no avail. sad I’m starting to why people buy minced chillies in a jar...

Blostma Wed 13-Jun-18 19:28:29

Calamine and an ice pack. Water doesn’t help, you need something with oil or alcohol. An ice pack will relieve it too. Bitter, bitter experience

Peach1886 Wed 13-Jun-18 19:29:47

Put milk on all chilli'd parts - there's something in it that calms down the burning !

Graphista Wed 13-Jun-18 19:35:29

Ouch! Poor you.

Cotton wool pads soaked in milk for eyes.

Might work on nose too (in or outside? I'm not sure we want to know grin)

The casein in milk binds with the protein that causes the burn and "locks" it away.

After using the milk use tepid NOT cold water to rinse NO SOAP

Genuinely HTH I've done this it sodding hurts (I now use frozen chilli flakes wink)

boatyardblues Wed 13-Jun-18 19:43:45

OMG! MN to the rescue. You are all brilliant. I am off to the fridge now.

For the record, I only touched the end of my nose but its raw because I have been sniffling with hayfever. I haven’t been ferreting around for bogies. 😆

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