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Burns

Over the years we have received many different kinds of home remedies for minor burns; from cold soy sauce and fresh onion juice to to comfrey and honey. By far the most effective treatment remains cold water - for as... (Read More)

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Learn how to treat minor burns in this video with Joe Graedon.... (Read More)
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Although doctors pride themselves on practicing evidence-based medicine, not everything that happens in a hospital or clinic is supported by science. Do health care providers always act based on logic? We Americans imagine that we are (usually) rational and make... (Read More)
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Q. A couple nights ago I accidentally grabbed the metal handle of a pot right out of the oven. The pain of the burn was intense. I immediately grabbed the soy sauce and poured some over the burn, with not... (Read More)
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Dermatologists insist that putting vitamin E on a burn or a wound will do nothing to prevent scarring and may even do harm. The People's Pharmacy readers, on the other hand, are convinced that topical use of vitamin E... (Read More)
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Q. I was an unwitting guinea pig in an unplanned experiment involving soy sauce. Two days ago I foolishly stuck a mug into the microwave to heat up some lukewarm coffee. I had forgotten that mug has a metal glaze... (Read More)
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Q. Thanks for the soy sauce hint. I spilled boiling hot honey on the back of my hand. After flushing the burn with cold water to remove all the honey, I remembered the soy sauce and liberally poured straight Kikkoman... (Read More)
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Q. Several years ago I read about the soy sauce remedy in The People's Pharmacy. Luckily we always have large quantities of soy sauce in the house. Since that day, any time I burn myself in the kitchen I immediately... (Read More)
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Q. It sounds crazy, but your website really helped in an emergency. I heated spaghetti rings in the microwave for two minutes. I spilled the stuff on my hand getting it out of the microwave. It felt like it was... (Read More)
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Q. You have written several times about putting yellow mustard on a burn for relief. Thank goodness I have known about this emergency approach for more than 30 years. About eight years ago, when my twin girls were three years... (Read More)
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Q. Several years ago I read about the soy sauce remedy in The People's Pharmacy. Luckily we always have large quantities of soy sauce in the house. Since that day, any time I burn myself in the kitchen I immediately... (Read More)
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An Airborne Ranger shares with us his experience of being burned during a training excercise, and what the Special Forces medic used to treat him might surprise you. --------... (Read More)