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Cayenne Pepper??? Check This Out!

Discussion in 'Other Every Day Carry Items' started by TangoFoxtrot, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. TangoFoxtrot

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    FYI: Cayenne pepper can be used to stop bleeding....YES... stop bleeding and has many many other uses. Due some research. I carry a small amount in my EDC/GHB.
     
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    Someone puts cayenne pepper on my cuts, and I'll punch them.
     
  3. tmedina

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    Heh. I might carry some as a much-needed flavor enhancer, but as a clotting agent? Pass.

    -Trevor
     
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    Good LAwd!!!... That would HURT!!...
     
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    Probably bad enough, you'd forget you're bleeding....
     
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    LOL yeah im sure it would be painful, but maybe delicious?
     
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    I did some reading on this and will try it the next time I get cut. I have to be very careful as I am on blood thinners because of a blood clot in my lungs. On thinners, I bleed like a stuck pig, and have a hard time getting it to stop. Next time I pouring on the cayenne.
     
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    This is a friggin' Mexican vampire's dream come true! :crackup:

    If you are on blood thinner and concerned about exsanguination, I would keep a hemostatic agent on hand like Celox or QuikClot and leave the Capsicum for your tacos! :dance:
    BTW, Sulfuric Acid would also stop the bleeding, but I wouldn't put it on my skin, let alone a wound! :tickedoff:
     
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    well if it was a food product I had to use I would try corn starch or flour first....

    I have heard of folks using corn starch on dogs toenails when they cut them short....

    John
     
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    When working in restaurants, this is what we used when someone cut themselves...hurts for a bit, but works quite well....
     
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    I've used it before and it has a bit of a sting to it, but it works well for small cuts, like shaving nicks. However, it sort of clumps up with the blood (though not as bad as corn starch or flour), so it won't look pretty.
     
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    Wow, they grow them tough in Arizona,
     
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    I just carry QuikClot.
     
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    Good for clearing sinuses too!
     
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    I just use direct pressure. I'm not going to carry around cayenne pepper for smaller cuts and it will just be extra crap that prevents healing for larger cuts. I can think of no wounds that cayenne pepper is going to help with that proper bleeding management can't control.