How do I cool my mouth if I eat something spicy?

(1) Don’t guzzle water! Although a splash of icy H2O might provide momentary relief, it will only scatter the scorching capsaicin chemical throughout your mouth, spreading the pain.

(2) Do drink milk, which actually works like a vacuum to slurp the capsaicin from your pain receptors. The colder the milk, the better.

(3) If you don’t have milk, you can eat another dairy product such as cottage cheese, yogurt, or – best of all – ice cream!

(4) Mix a tablespoon of sugar into a glass of water, then swish the water around in your mouth and spit it out. The sugar in the water bonds with the capsaicin, clearing it from your mouth.


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