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 grab the soy sauce and start pouring like there’s no tomorrow. Never have I been disappointed!
Last night while stir-frying I decided to take out a green bean and taste it. I didn’t realize just how hot it was, considering it was only in the wok a very short time. I burned my bottom lip.
I quickly grabbed a large spoon, filled it with soy sauce and “soaked” my lip for a minute or two. I thought for sure I’d have a blister by morning, but everything is hunky dory. I was happy to be able to kiss my husband good night!
A. We first heard about this remedy from a reader in Oregon who had burned his hand while blending hot soup. Applying soy sauce prevented a trip to the emergency department.
While serious burns deserve immediate medical attention, many other readers agree that cold water and soy sauce work wonders for everyday kitchen burns. If soy sauce is not available, yellow mustard has also provided relief for some people. We have also received testimonials on the benefits of fresh onion juice. If you are interested in learning more about such home remedies, you may wish to consult our book, The People’s Pharmacy Quick & Handy Home Remedies, for information on alleviating scores of common conditions with inexpensive, easy approaches.