16th June 2020


What is OC in pepper spray?

Oleoresin capsicum (OC) is the oil taken from the placenta near the stem of a pepper. Although OC is the active ingredient used in most pepper sprays, the percentage of OC within the formulation does NOT indicate pepper spray strength.

Correspondingly, is OC spray inflammatory?

Pepper spray is an inflammatory agent. It inflames the mucous membranes in the eyes, nose, throat and lungs. It causes immediate closing of the eyes, difficulty breathing, runny nose, and coughing.

Secondly, how do you get rid of OC spray effects?

How to: Relieve pepper spray burns
  1. Dawn and water. Mix a solution of one part Dawn dish soap and three parts cold water.
  2. Milk spray. Fill a spray bottle with cold whole milk.
  3. Vegetable oil. Apply vegetable or cooking oil to your skin like lotion.
  4. Tips. If you wear contacts, take them out ASAP and throw them away.

Does OC spray affect everyone?

Pepper spray affects everyone except freaks of nature as described in a previous answer. However, the effect might not be the one you anticipated. A criminal intent on doing you bodily harm might even get more enraged by it and try even harder to get to you, especially when fuelled by the drugs you mentioned.

What helps OC spray?

This may help to flush some of the pepper spray out of your eyes. Wash your skin with a cleansing solution, such as hand soap, shampoo or even dish soap, and rinse with water. Soaps help break up and remove the oil when water can't. Use a "no tears" baby shampoo to help rinse the pepper spray from the eye area.
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