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 on fire! So I held a wet paper towel with ice on the hand for about an hour.
It was still burning really bad, so I searched online and saw soy sauce for burns on your site. Man, as soon as I poured it on I felt relief! It cooled the on-fire feeling right away. Thank you.
A. When we first heard about using soy sauce for minor household burns we were skeptical. Then a reader shared this:
“I listened to your public radio show and heard a man call in recommending soy sauce for burns. I thought it sounded weird. Then I took a loaf of bread out of the oven and hit my thumb on the metal rim of the pan. I expected a painful burn. Since I had nothing else at hand, I decided to try the soy sauce remedy.
“The pain eased up in less than a minute, the soreness did not materialize and even the redness went away! It may be weird, but it certainly did work.”
We have since heard from many readers who have had success with this remedy. A serious s deserves immediate medical attention.