Q. I recently read your column about using soy sauce on burns.
Vanilla does the same thing.  I have used vanilla for many years in my kitchen to soothe burns.

A. We always recommend that burns be treated with cold water immediately. Many people have reported that soy sauce can also ease the pain. Thanks for sharing your vanilla remedy.

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  1. Kelly M.

    Another inexpensive burn remedy is lavender oil. You can get it at any health food store for around 5. a bottle. Always cool a burn immediately with cold water, but then a few drops of lavender oil directly on the burn will instantly take away the pain. I have used it on steam burns which are extremely painful and it takes all the pain out right away. I always keep a bottle in my medicine cabinet, even good for sunburn pain.

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