WTF Fun Fact – Rubbing Alcohol

Rubbing alcohol makes open wounds sting because it lowers the temperature threshold of heat-detecting VR1 receptors – so much so that your own body heat triggers a burning sensation. – WTF Fun Facts

Source: Ethanol elicits and potentiates nociceptor responses via the vanilloid receptor-1 | Nature Neuroscience

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