- Capsicum Burn Relief
- Neutralizes OC Contamination
- Proven Effective
- Lifts OC from Skin Pores
- Relief in 10 Minutes
Soothe-Away PlusTM is a companion product to using Oleoresin Capsicum (commonly known as OC or Pepper Spray). Soothe-Away Plus dissipates the burning sensation created when OC comes in contact with skin. Installations using OC should have Soothe-Away Plus on hand for operators, maintenance personnel, and inmates or other subjects who handle or are exposed to OC. How pepper spray affects the skin pepper extracts and sprays are comprised of heat-producing compounds called capsaicinoids. These compounds coming in contact with skin will stimulate nerve endings and cause the sensations of heat and pain. Although the skin will not actually "burn," the body will "feel" and the brain will "think" the affected area is burning. In reaction to this burning sensation, blood will rush to the area to provide cooling. The subject may sweat profusely as the body attempts to defend itself from the burning attack.
The compounds that provide the heat and stinging sensations in capsaicinoids are:
- Dihydrocapsaicin (DHC) -- 80%
- Nordihydrocapsaicin (NDHC) -- 10%
- Homocapsaicin (HC) and
- Homodihy drocapsaicin (HDHC) -- 10%
How to use Soothe-Away Plus
The normal method of removing capsaicinoids from the skin is to wash with soap and water. This will not, however, remove the capsaicinoids, and the affected area will continue to feel like it is burning. Soothe-Away PlusTM extracts capsaicinoids from the fatty tissue, gradually relieving the burning sensation and soothing the area. The subject should work Soothe-Away Plus into a thick lather in repeated applications until the burning sensation is gone completely. Once Soothe-Away Plus removes the OC from the fatty tissue, the OC can be washed off with soap and cold water. Click here for the technical note for the procedure for removing OC from the skin.