James Espinosa1,*, Eric Maddock1, Duwayne Campbell1, Alan Lucerna2, Henry Schuitema3
1Program Director, Emergency Medicine Residency, Department of Emergency Medicine, Rowan University SOM, Jefferson Health New Jersey, Stratford, NJ, USA
2Department of Emergency Medicine, Jefferson New Jersey- Stratford, NJ, USA
3Chief, Department of Emergency Medicine and Associate Chief Medical Officer, Jefferson NJ, USA
*Corresponding Author: James Espinosa, Department of Emergency Medicine, Rowan University SOM, Jefferson Health New Jersey, 18 East Laurel Road, Stratford, NJ 08084, USA; Email: [email protected]
Received Date: June 28, 2023
Publication Date: July 13, 2023
Citation: Espinosa J, Maddock E, Campbell D, Lucerna A, Schuitema H. (2023). Case Report: Ocular Capsaicin Exposure with Chemosis from Jalapeño Peppers. Mathews J Emergency Med. 8(4):63.
Copyright: Espinosa J, et al. © (2023)
A 42-year-old female presented to an Emergency Department (ED) with the abrupt onset of left eye pain, tearing and eye redness of one-hour duration. Her symptoms were due to ocular toxicity from contact exposure to capsicum, through preparation of Jalapeño peppers.
Keywords: Ocular Toxicity From Jalapeño Peppers, Ocular Capsaicin Exposure