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jalapeño eye syndrome

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jalapeño eye


Definition A term dignifying the transient irritation, pain, tearing and erythema affecting one or more eyes inadvertently rubbed whilst dicing jalapeño or other red hot chilli peppers.

Management Wash with water; don’t rub; wait 15 minutes

While this term fills a lexical void and anyone who has experienced it knows it is a real phenomenon, it got a mere 15 hits on 08/01/2013….all in secondary literature

Reference http://everything2.com/title/jalape%25F1o+eye+syndrome 

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