Thank you to Murray for submitting the following question:

‘I was asked during a training session what first aid would be given to a recipient of Pepper Spray’

Response by Jeremy Holder, TacMed Australia

OC (oleoresin capsicum)┬áSpray treatment varies around the country (and world) but studies have shown that it doesn’t really matter whether you treat with saline flushes, water, milk or baby shampoo, it is only time post exposure that decreases pain/symptoms. (

If an asthmatic has wheezing and/or respiratory difficulties post exposure, standard treatment should be administered.