Q. Soy sauce for burns really works! I was changing the air cleaner in my car and my metal watchband accidentally arced across a battery terminal.

I got a severe burn in the shape of my watchband at the point of contact. I remembered the recommendation of soy sauce for burns. I slowly poured it on the burn for about a minute and had no pain then or afterward. I went back and finished my project.

A. We always suggest putting cold water on a burn first. Soy sauce thereafter can help ease the pain from a burn, as you discovered. Anyone who is interested in more details about this home remedy and others will find them at www.peoplespharmacy.com. Severe burns require immediate medical attention.

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  1. MB

    I just read the article about putting soy sauce on a burn. Naturally, I did not believe it. Last night got an oven burn. I put soy sauce on the burn. It does indeed work. No pain, this morning no blistering. Its all dryed up and is healing.

  2. JG

    After hearing about this remedy on this radio program, I always administer soy sauce on any of my burns. It quickly stops the pain and usually heals without a mark. I have recommended this to family and friends. It truly works!

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