Q. I recently burned two of my fingers on a hot oven. They had already started to blister when I remembered reading about the soy sauce remedy. It was like magic: both the pain and the blisters went away quickly. The next day, I just had two small red marks.
I’ve been fascinated with this. When my son got his fourth huge mosquito bite of the week, I wondered if soy sauce might help reduce the swelling. His eye had swollen shut from a bite on his forehead, so when he was bitten on the cheek I applied some soy sauce to it.
Within minutes, the swelling had receded, and it was completely invisible before he went to bed. Everyone should have soy sauce packets in their first aid kit!
A. Thank you for the hint on mosquito bites. We’ve never heard before that soy sauce might help.
Many other readers agree that soy sauce after cold water can be helpful for easing the pain and redness of kitchen burns. A serious burn deserves prompt medical attention.