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Mouth on Fire?

Drink a glass of milk

(HealthDayNews) -- If you accidentally bite into a chili pepper, water won't quench the fire in your mouth, according to the University of California, Berkeley.

Chili contains capsaicin, which irritates the pain receptors in the mouth, nose and stomach. And water won't work to neutralize the pain.

Instead, cool down your mouth with yogurt, milk, or ice cream. It's believed that casein, which is contained in dairy products, strips the capsaicin from the pain receptors.

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