Re: [tomato] Hot Pepper Hands--Update

Ron Hay (
Thu, 12 Aug 1999 11:10:24 -0700

Hello, Doreen!

I am so glad my tried and true remedy for burns, aloe vera, worked for you. It
has worked for many people for many thousands of years. There is nothing like
it. I even use it for razor burn after shaving.


Doreen Howard wrote:

> Thanks to everyone who suggested remedies for my burning hands--due to
> roasting and peeling more than a gallon of Jalapenos and Habaneros.  I had
> tried some of them already--the milk, bleach and butter--with no success.
> What did finally work--after almost 24 hours of misery--was aloe vera gel,
> which I bought at a local health food store.  It really does work.  I got
> instant relief.  As far as peeling that many hot peppers again--forget it!!
> My husband can do it himself.  It was for he I peeled all those babies to
> make a super-hot flame-burner salsa.  It's impossible to get the skins off
> peppers while wearing gloves--even surgical gloves.  I tried.  I'm thinking
> about using a rock tumbler next time to abrade the skins!!!
> Doreen Howard
> Zone 5b, where we finally got some rain!