Saturday, October 13, 2012

Green Chili Peppers and Allergies

My allergies have been driving me crazy lately! I thought allergy season was in the spring? So lately there's been a lot of bloody noses for me, runny noses, and congestion. I have to let you know that as a precursor to what I am about to explain.

Last week I bought some green chilies from the market and even though I had intentions to use them in a meal this week it didn't happen. So, instead I chose to chop them up and freeze them. When I finished chopping them and putting them away, my nose was itching like crazy so I pinched it and then blew my nose. In the midst of this I must have gotten "chili juice" in my nose. At first it just burned a little but over a few minutes the pain was so intense that I almost started to panic. Meanwhile Jon was doing a mad Google search and trying to find some remedies. I tried flushing my nose out with water but that made things even worse. Jon yelled out "try milk"......didn't help. Then he said "try some liquid Benadryl" thankfully that helped out in the long term but didn't provide instant relief. He then told me to ice my nose. I am not even kidding you, it took almost 2 hours for the burning to stop. Thankfully we were both able to laugh about it and I learned a very important lesson........after chopping chilies always wash my hands thoroughly and do not touch any thing on my body!!


Melissa Ruth said...

oh man i have heard about that happening!! that is why they always suggest using gloves when using them. glad it went away eventually!!

Our Family said...

Bless your heart, Natalie! YIKES!!! Sounds a bit like the cauderization I wnt through on a doctor's examining table a couple of weeks ago, but at least my experience was purposeful. Thank our good Lord that Jon was home!