I have severely burning feel on my lips from eating salsa with jalapenos.

(May 16, 2007)


One of the simplest and best home remedies for jalapeno burn relief that you could use is cold milk. Cold milk can be applied on the burn or even drunk to provide quick relief from the burning sensation. Milk contains casein which helps in removing the capsaicin from the nerve receptor binding sites inside the mouth and on the lips. Another one of the effective jalapeno burn remedies is lemon juice which can be applied on the site of the burn to provide pain relief. Lemon juice contains citric acid which helps in neutralizing the alkaline content in the jalapeno capsaicin. It can also be used as a mouthwash incase of burns inside the mouth.

Lemon balm can also be applied on the lips for quick and effective jalapeno burn relief. A good natural cure for jalapeno burn relief is a thick paste of baking soda and milk which can be applied on the burn site and left for at least 5 minutes. This remedy should be repeated at least 5 times a day to get good relief from the burning sensation and pain. Aloe vera gel can also be directly applied on the lips to provide relief from the stinging pain and burning sensation.

answered by M W on Nov 15, 2011, 11:25:35

How to treat jalapeno burns?

You would suffer from jalapeno pepper burns when your skin comes in contact with capsaicin that is present in the pepper. One of the natural jalapeno burn treatment options is to dip one’s hands in some orange juice or lemon juice. Alternatively you can also gain relief from the burning sensation by rubbing some lemon on the affected area of skin. Jalapeno pepper burn can also be treated at home by firstly washing your hands with detergent and then soaking them in a bowl of fresh yogurt for some time.

Alternatively, one of the home remedies to treat jalapeno pepper burns is to prepare a paste of cold milk and some baking soda apply this paste to the burnt area of the skin. After the paste has completely dried, you should wash the paste off with some cool water. Aloe vera gel is also known to be highly soothing against various types of burns and hence you could also apply some aloe vera gel on the jalapeno burns to help minimize the inflammation and to also get some relief from the burning sensation. As a preventive treatment for jalapeno pepper burns, you should always wear rubber gloves while handling jalapeno peppers.

answered by G R on Nov 8, 2011, 10:55:24

What are the causes and symptoms of burning lips?

Burning lips can cause you immense discomfort and is the result of skin damage or sensory nerve damage in the lips and the surrounding tissues. Burns are one of the most common burning lips causes which can be the result of factors like food, chemicals and even exposure to the sun. Some of the other common burning lips causes include chapped lips, extreme cold weather and injury to the lips. Some of the more serious burning lips causes include neuropathy, stroke, cranial nerve injury or trauma and transient ischemic attack. In some cases diabetes could also be a contributing factor to a burning sensation in the lips as it can cause disorders which are associated with sensory neuropathy.

Many times people with burning lips experience a number of other symptoms as well. Some of the most common burning lips symptoms include bleeding lips, chapped lips, dryness, cracked lips, swelling and even pain. These symptoms vary from person to person depending on the underlying cause of the condition or disorder. Some of the other burning lips symptoms which affect other parts of the body include burning sensation in other body parts, numbness, muscle weakness and nerve pain. It is necessary that you report these symptoms immediately to avoid further complications.

answered by A S on Nov 2, 2011, 1:50:05

How to cure jalapeno burns?

One of the best burning lips treatments is to apply some milk to the lips to gain relief from the burning sensation which may be caused by consuming jalapeno peppers. Another cure for jalapeno burns is to soak your hands in some diluted apple cider vinegar which helps in minimizing the inflammation and also soothes the burning sensation. To cure jalapeno burns you could also dip your fingers or the affected area of skin in some vodka or alcohol as this helps in providing relief from the jalapeno burn. One of the natural cures for jalapeno burns is to apply butter, black honey or some aloe vera gel as these will help soothe the burns to a large extent.

Temporary relief from the burning sensation associated with jalapeno burns can also be obtained by applying some tomatoes, mashed papayas, ice, orange juice and toothpaste on the area of the burn. As part of a natural cure for jalapeno burns you may also apply some corn oil, olive oil and other such vegetable oils. A cure for jalapeno burns would also involve modifying your diet to include various dairy products such as cream, buttermilk, cottage cheese and yogurt which are known to be highly beneficial in treating such burns.

answered by G M on Oct 11, 2011, 2:52:38

Sucking on a ice cube serves as a remedy for pain relief from jalapeno burns. Baking soda, when used for brushing, instead of toothpaste provides relief. Iron-rich foods are recommended and further intake of spicy irritant foods are temporarily avoided.

answered by r k on May 21, 2007, 11:26:46


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