Question by  Jacq (23)

Is there any way to stop jalapeno burn?

I need suggestions on easing hot pepper burning.


Answer by  catman529 (809)

The heat in a hot pepper comes from a chemical called capsaicin - this compound is an oil, so it is best diluted by other oils (fats) so dairy products are commonly used because of their fat content. Sour cream is a good one.


Answer by  martin (522)

Milk and dairy products are the best thing. You can drink milk if your mouth burns or put some milk on your skin if hot pepper juice has irritated it.


Answer by  isis36 (161)

The easiest way to stop the burn is to soothe it with something that isn't acidic. Water just spreads it around, and soda or beer can make it worse, but if you go for milk or milk-based drinks, you can soothe the burn. Yogurt is also very effective.


Answer by  MichelleGreer (33)

Try a dairy product such as milk, yogurt, or ice cream. Ice cream contains a chemical called caisen which combats the pepper's burn.


Answer by  Anonymous

citrus juice. Lime is best, lemon is OK, orange--not so much..


Answer by  lizcro326 (201)

Consume a dairy product such as milk yogurt or ice cream. In the case of pepper burn on your skin, rub with alcohol, then soak in milk.

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