Do you put sanitizer on your hands before preparing peppers? during? after? This. does this remove/reduce the burning? Yes.
Did you touch eyes? nose? genitals? Any of these works.
I have acquired a taste for hot peppers, but they're a pain (ha) to prepare because the juice is so difficult to wash away. I needed to either be very careful not to get it on my hands, or use disposable gloves, and I still had problems of inadvertently getting it on my fingers and not noticing, painfully, until hours later.
The substance that causes the hot sensation (capsaicin) is not water soluble, and soap doesn't work well on it either. It can be dissolved using vegetable oil or butter, which can then be washed off using soap, but this is very messy and still doesn't work fully.
Alcoholic hand sanitizer however works perfectly. I use the hand sanitizer to dissolve the capsaicin, then liquid hand soap to absorb the dissolved capsaicin and make it water soluble, and finally water to dissolve the soap and alcohol.
If not for the swine and avian flu scares, nobody would've bought any hand sanitizer.
I could still have used denatured alcohol, but this contains the most bitter substance known to man (denatonium benzoate), which has its own ways of sticking around and causing unpleasantness later.
That was today's chemistry/cooking/life hack lesson. Thanks for playing!