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Mouth on Fire From Chiles? The Best Ways to Soothe the Burn Fast

If you like your food spicy (or accidentally bite into something HOT), but don't want to deal with the pain for minutes after, try these remedies to stop the burn fast.


The National Hot Pepper Association states that it is the capsaicin oil concentrated in the veins and seeds that causes the heat with hot chiles. Water (including teas and soft drinks) and sucking in air only intensifies the problem by spreading the hot capsaicin oil. They suggest using foods that can absorb the oil. Next time your mouth catches on fire, reach for dairy products like milk, yogurt, or ice cream, or try low-moisture fruits and starches like bananas, rice, or bread.

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