http://medic.wikia.com/wiki/Pepper_spray_and_tear_gas During: How to deal * STAY CALM. Panicking increases the irritation. Breathe slowly and remember it is only temporary. * If you see it coming or get a warning (e.g. police are putting gasmasks on), put on protective gear. If able, try to move away or get upwind. * Blow your nose, rinse your mouth, cough and spit. Try not to swallow. * If you wear contacts, you must remove the lenses or get someone to remove them for you, with CLEAN, uncontaminated fingers. Destroy the lenses after exposure, they are not cleanable. * DO NOT RUB IT IN. Remedies We have been doing trials with pepper spray to find good remedies. There are some definite things that you can do after being sprayed to help minimize the discomfort. None of these are miracle cures: using these remedies will help people to feel better faster, but it will still take time. Remedy for the eyes, nose, and mouth: L.A.W. (liquid antacid and water) Remedy for the skin: For pepper spray on the skin Secondary treatments Secondary treatments can include: walking around with your arms outstretched, removing contaminated clothing, and taking a cool shower. In fact, it is essential to shower and wash or discard your clothes as soon as you are able. It is toxic, and will continually contaminate you and everyone around you until you get rid of it. Until then, try not to touch your eyes or your face, or other people, furniture, carpets etc. to avoid further contamination. Shower using the coldest water you can stand (to keep your pores from opening). Wash your clothes using strong detergents.