Thursday, August 23, 2012
Update on Banana Pepper Burns
Okay, that was some of the most awful pain I have ever been through. I literally tried everything to get the stinging and burning to go away. Soaking in ice water, milk, and vinegar. Making a paste of baking soda, applying aloe, and taking two pain pills. It boiled down to me soaking my hand in a bowl of water for the first 3-4 hours then switching off to a frozen coke bottle to hold. I literally went to bed last night with a frozen coke bottle of water at my side and my hands holding it. I finally fell off to sleep at about 1 a.m. and when I woke back up at 2:30 the pain was gone. So heed my warning, when cutting up peppers wear rubber gloves. The Internet says latex gloves will not work, sometimes the juice gets through the latex. This morning my hands are not stinging or burning but still a little sore. I have to teach a puppetry arts class today so I was a little worried. Looking forward to a productive day, now that I can use my hands again.