Ever wondered what to do when you experience the intolerable afterburn of one of these peppers? Well, in the mouth, try consuming a cold dairy product, such as milk, yogurt, or ice cream. Dairy products contain a chemical called casein which counteracts the capsaicin, the source of the heat in these and other peppers.
On the skin, try rubbing alcohol to remove the irritating oil and then soak the skin in milk or another dairy product. Another method that may help is to wash with warm soap and water and then rub the skin with a cooking oil, leave for a few minutes, and then rinse. The best thing to do if you find hot peppers irritating is to wear gloves during preparation.