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Soy Sauce Eases Pain of Burn

Soy Sauce Eases Pain of Burn
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Q. I burned the heel of my hand with hot bacon grease. I immediately put it under cold running water and then remembered the soy sauce cure. I taped a paper towel soaked in soy sauce to my hand and within 20 minutes all I had left was a mild sensitivity on that hand. Thanks.

A. Many people have found that soy sauce takes the pain and redness out of a burn if it is applied right after the cold water. We don’t know why it works, but we are convinced that it does!

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Joe Graedon is a pharmacologist who has dedicated his career to making drug information understandable to consumers. His best-selling book, The People’s Pharmacy, was published in 1976 and led to a syndicated newspaper column, syndicated public radio show and web site. In 2006, Long Island University awarded him an honorary doctorate as “one of the country's leading drug experts for the consumer.” .
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