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What happens if you accidentally spill capsaicin on broken skin or a wound?

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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In brief: Capsaicin

If you haven't stopped screaming from pain yet then it probably was not capsaicin.
This compound is an irritant to human tissues especially mucous membranes. Rinsing with copious amounts of water under a running faucet is one way to dilute the exposure.

In brief: Capsaicin

If you haven't stopped screaming from pain yet then it probably was not capsaicin.
This compound is an irritant to human tissues especially mucous membranes. Rinsing with copious amounts of water under a running faucet is one way to dilute the exposure.
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