Heal Minor Burns Instantly With Soy Sauce

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This tip might, if not save your life, at least make it a lot more agreeable! It happens to all of us at some point - we spill a bit of hot water on ourselves, we touch the stove too soon, or we interact with high temperature tools or irons.


I know that at least once every couple of months I find a way to burn my fingers, and it was always a problem. Cold water and ice never seemed to do it, expensive creams never quite did the trick, and even the mildest burn would sting for an entire day.

Then one day I read in my local paper's People's Pharmacy column, about a bloke who cured their burn with a bit of soy sauce. Just douse it in soy sauce and watch it heal! Never one to scoff at anything before trying it, I soon found an opportunity to do so and it worked! It was pretty miraculous. Right away the sting stopped, and no scar was left behind.

I had occasion to remember this today when I was using a wood burning pen tool, and missed. It was a small though pretty severe third degree burn, the sort where you can smell your own cooking flesh (sorry! but true) and a hole the shape of the tool end was left. So I tried the soy sauce. Nothing else but that. I got a little dish of it and let my abused member soak in it for a bit.


It still stung, for a good 15 minutes - but then it miraculously stopped hurting! The hole literally sewed itself up, the finger stopped hurting, and all that's left so far is a small white line where the burn was. I can even type with absolutely no problems!

I have used soy sauce with large water spill burns, fairly severe stove burns, pretty much any sort of burn I have encountered. I have been blessed to never have been in a really bad accident. In severe cases, I, of course, would seek medical help (and advise everyone to do the same) but for these small to moderate circumstances, soy sauce is the thing.

By Hello from Marshall, NC

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July 12, 20120 found this helpful

That poster certainly had his share of burns! I've heard the healing properties of teabags, due to their healing tannins, on a burn. Then the tried and true aloe vera, which worked for me when I burned/blistered my fingertips on a hot poptart with hot icing.

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July 12, 20120 found this helpful

If you are diabetic or have have circulations issues of any kind, please do not try this.

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July 12, 20120 found this helpful

A very well meaning tip but I am not so sure that I would want to risk using something that is made from the fermentation process because it could potentially create a serious bacterial infection. Also, the Peoples Pharmacy is actually a couple who sell books and they are not the ones giving the advice but rather sharing bloggers comments who share ideas they've heard through the grapevine and the couple simply replies thanks for the info without any medical research to back it up.

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February 19, 20160 found this helpful

There may be properties in soy sauce that could aid in the healing process of a minor burn, I don't know. However, I am confident no one is going to watch the injury heal. That could take from several days to a week.


Are you sure you know the meaning of the word 'literally'? A hole is nothing but space. How can empty space take a suture needle and suture, and sew it's self up?

I hope you are fortunate enough to never be burned again. But if you are, please try to get a video of this self sewing hole in action.

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January 25, 20180 found this helpful

I worked, burned my hand with a clothes steamer......stung so bad for hours....soaked a little soy sauce on it and the pain was gone.

But, now I have this hunger for Chinese food. LOL

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