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I'm growing some habenero peppers, and I just had some baby peppers pop up. I touched them to show the kids, then awhile later I rubbed my eyes. Ouch, those little buggers are hot while they are still on the plant! How can I get the burn out of my eyes???
08-08-2002, 01:59 PM
all I can think of is keep flushing them with water
08-08-2002, 02:12 PM
You could also try some cold compresses on your eyes until the burning subsides. I might suggest calling your doctor as well.
Good luck. :(
08-08-2002, 02:20 PM
Ooooh, I did that with my contact lenses one day - I had handled peppers the previous night, had washed my hands several times, but there was still enough residue to irritate the hell out of my eyes when I put my contacts in.
Flush your eyes with saline until it stops hurting... that's what I did.
08-08-2002, 04:48 PM
I have done that accidentially several times in the past. Painful as hell. I used plain water one time, which really doesnt work becasue it just keeps spreading the oils around more.
I also tried a boric acid solution (from the supermarket) that was made for eyes. I cant remember the name of it. It had an eye cup and that worked pretty well. Most of the time, even with Habeneros my eyes will only sting for a short period of time and I can just grin and bear it. Hopefully you find something that works.
Thanks all...I finally got it out with boric acid. Thank goodness it was me and not the kids who touched them. I think I scared them away from peppers though.
08-08-2002, 08:25 PM
Originally posted by Kim
I finally got it out with boric acid.I would be hesitant to put anything called "boric acid" into my eyes. :D
I actually had this happen to me, too. I was at Pappasito's with my family. I tried the green chile pepper that came with my fajitas and later rubbed my eye not thinking about the pepper oil still being on my finger. Wowzers! That burned for a good half hour!
08-08-2002, 08:59 PM
i am so hungry right now, this post made my mouth water...
oh, and btw, i'm glad you're okay kim... :D
08-08-2002, 10:51 PM
Originally posted by DarkFury
Taken from here: http://www.texmextogo.com/chilipeppersfacts.htm
Hopefully that will help you... My eyes just hurt thinkin' about what yours feel like. :eek:
Are you telling her to wash her eyes out with soapy water? :hmm:
08-09-2002, 12:44 AM
Originally posted by coleslaw
I would be hesitant to put anything called "boric acid" into my eyes. :D
Boric acid solution (weak, I'm sure) has been the standard eye wash forever. If you buy a standard over-the-counter eye wash (such was was mentioned earlier) it will almost certainly contain boric acid.
08-09-2002, 01:24 AM
pure lemon juice!!! that would take everything away!! Even your sight!!!
:note: Please don't do this is any way!!!
08-09-2002, 01:30 AM
Originally posted by Markel
Boric acid solution (weak, I'm sure) has been the standard eye wash forever. If you buy a standard over-the-counter eye wash (such was was mentioned earlier) it will almost certainly contain boric acid.Yes, I know this. It's just that it sounds so... wrong. I mean, BORIC ACID. Yeah, that SOUNDS like something that would be safe to pour into your eye! :P
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