The People's Perspective on Medicine
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Alternative Health

Soy Sauce Helps Ease the Pain of a Burn

Numerous readers have found that soy sauce helps relieve the pain of a burn, after cold water has cooled the injured skin.

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Alternative Health

Will Soy Sauce Ease Your Burn Pain?

For a minor kitchen burn, ease your burn pain with cold tap water. Then apply regular, not low-sodium, soy sauce for longer-lasting pain relief.

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Alternative Health

Do You Know About Soy Sauce for a Blister?

One reader tried soaking a blister in soy sauce. The condiment helped heal the hurt skin quickly!

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Alternative Health

What Can You Do for a Kitchen Burn?

First aid for a kitchen burn is cooling it under running tap water. Then, consider soy sauce, yellow mustard or vanilla unless it is too severe.

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Acne (pimples)

How Aysa, an AI App, Helped a Mother with her Child’s Rash

Aysa, a new app for your tablet or smart phone, can help you determine what is wrong so you'll know whether you need to see the doctor.

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Alternative Health

Why Cold Water Is Great First Aid for a Burn

Research has shown that the best first aid for a burn is cold water, not ice water. After 20 minutes under the tap, you might treat the burn further with soy sauce or mustard.

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Alternative Health

Will Soy Sauce Cool Your Burn?

Many readers have found that splashing soy sauce on a burn after treating the injury with cold water makes a great remedy to take away the pain.

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Alternative Health

Soy Sauce to the Rescue to Cool a Burn

You can cool a burn quickly with cold water. Then soak the area in soy sauce to ease the pain and reduce the likelihood of blisters.

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Alternative Health

Licorice Oil Calms the Heat of Fire Ant Stings

Licorice oil applied to cold sores, stings, burns and bites helps ease the pain and speed healing.

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Alternative Health

Can You Soothe a Burn with Soy Sauce?

If you've ever grabbed a hot pan by mistake, you may want to try easing the pain of a burn with soy sauce. One reader found it eliminated blisters, too.

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Burns

What Is in Your First Aid Kit?

Here's a list of items you'll want to include in your first aid kit and take with you on your adventures.

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Burns

How to Get Your First Aid Kit Ready for Summer

Here are some basics you'll want to gather together to make sure your first aid kit can handle summertime emergencies and keep summer fun.

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Burns

Soy Sauce Burn Remedy Saved Dinner Party from Disaster

We once heard from an Army Ranger that soy sauce saved him from a bad burn caused by a smoke grenade. Many others also swear by the soy sauce burn remedy.

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Alternative Health

Yellow Mustard for Frightening Glue-Gun Burn

Putting yellow mustard on a household burn can ease the pain and reduce blistering.

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Alternative Health

Using Vanilla as a Burn Remedy

Some people report that they pour on vanilla as a burn remedy to ease pain and prevent blistering.

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Burns

White School Glue for Kitchen Burns

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Alternative Health

AmLactin Cream Soothed Hands Jalapenos Hurt

Handling jalapenos with bare hands can result in a long-lasting burning sensation. To ease it, apply something acidic or a dairy product containing casein.

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Burns

Sodium Solution Said to Help Heal Burns

Soaking kitchen burns with cool salty water may help speed healing.

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Alternative Health

Soy Sauce Can Ease the Pain of a Kitchen Burn

Dousing burned skin with soy sauce can often relieve the pain and limit the redness.

Quick & Handy Home Remedies
Burns

Home Remedies Gathered into a Book

Our book, The People's Pharmacy Quick & Handy Home Remedies, contains many of the home remedies you read about in the newspaper.