Saturday, July 19, 2008

Jalapeno Hands



That's right. And I'm not even kidding. I chopped up 20 jalapenos (and no I DIDN'T wear gloves! I didn't KNOW!) and my hands have been ON FREAKING FIRE for 7 hours! Let's see I've tried vinegar (made them burn worse), honey (short-lived relief), washing them repeatedly (water makes it worse) and even hand sanitizer (Thank you they are now triple the heat.) Just when you think they are feeling better they start to get worse. I googled it and apparently Jalapeno Hands are quite the problem out there. Oh and every was freaking out about their contacts. I guess even hours after they have chopped up their Jalapenos they took out their contacts and almost ripped out their eye due to the pain. So I got my happy butt out of the house at midnight tonight to go get some latex gloves so I can at least sleep with my contacts out of my eyes. Seriously this is awful. I beg of you, next time you deal with peppers, USE THE DAGUM GLOVES.

*UPDATE: My #%$&@ hands WOKE ME UP in the middle of the night from the pain. Now it is morning and only 2 and half fingers are hurting. I'll take it.


The Memory Journalists said...

OMG - I didn't know this either! Thanks for the tip!

Wifey said...

It was HORRIBLE. My hands hurt until about 2 p.m. They are a lot better now but I still have one small spot on my index finger that stings. I will NEVER cut a jalapeno again without gloves!

The Apron Queen said...

You poor thing. I've heard milk helps with a mouth on fire. Wonder if it would help your hands. Hope you feel better. :)

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Wifey said...

Thanks for the suggestion Apron Queen! I love your blog!!

Michelle, Queen of Everything said...

Four words:


But now you know that. And what the heck were you doing with all those jalapenos???

Your new obsessive domesticity is going to be the end of you! Next, you'll be punching holes through your fingernail with the sewing machine.

What happened to my non-crafty, non-cooking friend? Oh, yeah. MARRIAGE! lol It gets us all.