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Doctor insights on: Why Soy Sauce Helps Burns

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What can I do for my daughter;s 3rd degree burns?

What can I do for my daughter;s 3rd degree burns?

3rd degree burn: Protect the burn areas from infection, drying out, contractures and help with rehab when it's at an appropriate point . Once healed and scarred, it can be reconstructed (more difficult if there's a keloid tendency). ...Read more

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Does eating fermented foods such as soy sauce, kimchi, yogurt cause gum recession?

Does eating fermented foods such as soy sauce, kimchi, yogurt cause gum recession?

Gum recession: Gums recede for a number of reasons: age (40 and up), vigorous tooth brushing with a hard toothbrush, poor oral hygiene, tobacco chewing and gum disease. The food that you mentioned do not cause gum recession. There is a treatment for this condition. Rec.: see your dentist or periodontist for consultation and x-rays. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat cooked meat that has been non-refrigerated but in soy sauce for a few hours?

Is it safe to eat cooked meat that has been non-refrigerated but in soy sauce for a few hours?

Two Hour Rule: Don't leave food out at room temperature for more than two hours. On a hot day (90° f or higher), reduce this time to one hour. Reheat leftovers to 165° f (74° c). Bring leftover sauces, soups, and gravies to a boil. [have fun. Be safe.]. ...Read more

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Is soy or tofu bad for you?

Is soy or tofu bad for you?

In general "No": Soy may be good for you unless you are allergic to it or have had breast cancer (those with estrogen receptors). Although once touted as beneficial in preventing breast cancer, soy may mimic estrogen action. In my view, anything in excess is not good for you, but given a choice between red meat and soy, soy would come out ahead health-wise. ...Read more

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What should be done for burns?

What should be done for burns?

Icing: For a small burn at home immediately put ice on the area (use a bag of frozen peas for instance) for a full 15 minutes which will reduce the pain and prevent the spread. If the burn is large or there is charring and loss of skin, use ice but go to an emergency room for further care. ...Read more

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How are different degrees of burns different?

How are different degrees of burns different?

See below--: It is better to think of burns as superficial, partial thickness or full thickness--corresponding to 1st, 2nd and 3rd degree. Superficial burns are like a sunburn. Full thickness burns destroy the entire thickness of the skin and cannot heal except by scarring. Partial thickness burns, if shallow, can act like superficial burns. If deep, they will act like full thickness burns. ...Read more

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What are the permanant complication of burns?

What are the permanant complication of burns?

Primarily scarring: Severe burns and skin grafting result in scarring. The scars may not look as nice as one would like. In addition, the scars can cause functional problems, especially with range-of-motion of joints. Scar modification therapies, such as pressure garments, and other therapies such as physical and occupational therapy can help. There is also the possibility of surgical scar revision. ...Read more