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What a strange sensation--

I made buffalo wings tonight. Turned out fairly well, except that over the course of the food preperation I chopped up about 10 fresh jalapenos, two cups worth, and got jalapeno juice *all* over my hands. That's a lot of capiscum.

The sensation--almost three hours after the fact--is unique. My hands aren't sore, but their temperature sensativity is really really acute, so that holding onto, say, Whines's hand is very much like holding onto a coffee cup at just under boiling temperature--I can manage it for a few seconds, then it burns. It's like everything is about 50 degrees hotter than it actually is.

Really odd sensation!

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synj_munki
Nov. 27th, 2005 06:50 am (UTC)
you know...
that's why we keep disposable gloves in the kitchen.
spottylogic
Nov. 27th, 2005 10:07 am (UTC)
Yes, well, that's common sense, and I lack it :) Actually, I so rarely cook with hot peppers, that I've never had this problem, but next time, yes, I'll get gloves!
synj_munki
Nov. 27th, 2005 11:05 am (UTC)
yeah, we also have two contact-wearers in the house, and we don't want to burn our cornea like alton brown (that's why he has to wear glasses instead of contacts and why he suggests gloves)
eris_star
Nov. 27th, 2005 06:39 pm (UTC)
Have you tried soaking your hands in milk? I know milk helps take away the burn from the mouth.
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