If teh chili was enough to kill him, he is probably glad he didnÂ´t live to endure the ring sting the next day!!!
As per what Sally says. Itching all over is a strange side effect, unless he was allgergic. It is worth noting that pure capsaicin powder (which is the hot bit of chilli) is handled by scientists in full hood, IPE and breathing kit... in filtered rooms.
PS For all you Chilli Conesiurs. The hottest chilli in the world is from Dorset would you beleive. Dorset Naga reaches a whopping 923,000 SHU. SHU is the measurment used for chilli. Scoville Heat Units are based on how many times a Chilli has to be diluted before it loses itÂ´s heat. Your bog standard Jalapeno is 4,500 SHU. Apparently eating a whole Dorset Naga would result in a trip to the hospital, pure capsaicin is around 14 to 15 MILLION SHU!
Chilli info taken from "The Book of General Ignorance"; a QI Book.