ok, first off I've been missing in action because I'm an idiot! I was harvesting our cheyenne peppers and preparing them for hot pepper relish this past week and I did it without gloves.
Well...... they never caused any problems before!
But they sure did this time! I thought I was gonna die!
And let me point out that any "remedies" that are online -- don't work! At least they didn't for me. But with some time it got better, thank goodness!
let this be a lesson, always wear protection hehe!