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bbernardini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 06:57 PM
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What, besides milk, helps counteract hot sauce?
The promptness of your response is appreciated. (OW OW OW OW OW...)
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Ohio Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 06:58 PM
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1. I've heard bread helps.
Maybe tomato juice, too. Anything that dissolves the capsicum (sp?) oil.

Water, pop, and beer do no good at all.
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Don_G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 06:58 PM
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2. Baking Soda? Alka-Seltzer?
Soap and water if you touched a sensitive area if you've been cutting peppers and forgot to wash.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 06:59 PM
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3. cucumber.
.
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wyldwolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 07:00 PM
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4. hard candy...
..which is why Mexican restaurants always have it for sell.
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burrowowl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 07:01 PM
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5. If you
Edited on Sun Sep-14-03 07:10 PM by burrowowl
have been peeling chilis, rinse hands with a mild solution of clorox before touching eyes or going to the bathroom.

Honey helps.
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methinks2 Donating Member (894 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 07:01 PM
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6. bread
tortilla or any white bread will do
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BrotherBuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 07:49 PM
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21. Yep, White Bread
White bread is served at my local rib shack to put fires out. It works!
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BeachBuckeye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 07:02 PM
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7. By far the best remedy is pineapple juice.
From experience!! I love good hot sauce and went to a famous "Q" joint in Des Moines Iowa a while back. "Big Daddy's" is known for his "9-11 screamer" sauce and I tried it and to be sure, it is worthy of its name. Anyway, Big Daddy was right there with the pineapple juice and it made it all better right away.
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listenup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 07:03 PM
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8. Only time
I live in the Southwest, and bought, as everyone does, a huge burlap bag full of chiles to roast. I have spent most of the day roasting them, and still have a third to do. I love the heat.

Release those endorphins!
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rainydaywoman Donating Member (116 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 07:03 PM
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9. Ginger Root
Do you have any ginger in your house?

Nothing helps indigestion or upset stomach better.

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corarose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 07:04 PM
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10. I am going to Culinary College & we use bread
Bread soaked in milk would help and lay it on your tongue.
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Champion Jack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 07:08 PM
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11. sugar
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marigold20 Donating Member (802 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 10:08 PM
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25. I agree, sugar will dull the pain
.
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FloridaJudy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 10:46 PM
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27. At least that's what my Indian/Indonesian friends say
And they should know!
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CWebster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 07:10 PM
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12. Booze
dissolves it.
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WWW Donating Member (597 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 07:11 PM
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13. sour cream n/t
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kimchi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 07:12 PM
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14. Hot tea, hot coffee, hot water...whatever.
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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 07:52 PM
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22. Not Coffee
Coffee will agravate the problem once it gets down to the stomach.
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mlawson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 07:34 PM
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15. Mayonnaise. n/t
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Kat45 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 07:37 PM
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16. A Mexican-American co-worker told me salt.
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ET Awful Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 07:37 PM
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17. I was gonna say bread
but everyone else beat me to it.
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wryter2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 07:38 PM
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18. Bread
Good luck.
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BigMcLargehuge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 07:46 PM
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20. bread soaks up the capsecum
use bread

works every time
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SOteric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 07:42 PM
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19. Don't use booze, it'll make your problem worse, ditto bread & milk
Alcohol will not cut the oils that are spreading the heat around your mouth, it will simply spread them further. Milk has a cooling effect, but unless you're using the fully fatted variety, it will do nothing for you. The fats in the milk dilute the oils that are heating your palate. Take a swig of heavy cream, or let some ice cream melt in your mouth, then swallow.

Once that's accomplished, follow with a really acidic beverage like lemonade, limeade, etc. to cut the remaining oils.

& dude, if you can't stand hot food, don't put that stuff in your mouth.
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SlutBunwalla Donating Member (200 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 08:06 PM
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23. Bananas!
Ice cream works, too, but I've always found bananas do the trick quite well.
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soothsayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 09:59 PM
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24. bread, rice, prolly any carbs
definitely bread and milk tho
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Lithos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 10:15 PM
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26. The best is a tortilla
The kind made with lard.

L-
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LiberalTexan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 10:47 PM
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28. I'm really enjoying this thread! :)
By the time I post this, your problem will have passed. But, I am astounded at the variety of suggestions on this thread!

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rexcat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 10:55 PM
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30. The object to eating spicy (hot) food is to enjoy the pain!
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Ohio Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 10:53 PM
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29. Motor oil.
Okay, it might not do anything for the heat (but then again, it might), but drinking motor oil will definately take your mind off the problem.
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xJlM Donating Member (955 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 10:56 PM
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31. According to guys who would know...
The chemical which makes that hot taste can only be diluted by fat or alcohol. So the best things to drink would be beer or milk...
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patcox2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 11:01 PM
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32. Some hold that bread is the worst thing to eat, I agree
Bread tends to turn to a mush that collects around your gums and between your teeth. As someonne pointed out earlier, it also absorbs the capsaicins, this means it tends to act like a plaster, it absorbs the hot stuff and then cements it against your gums, making it last longer.

Alcohol does dissolve the capsaicin. Citrus is good, pineapple juice id especially good.

But beer, good old fashioned beer, is my favorite antidote.
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