PEOPLE'S PHARMACY: Cold yellow mustard relieves burn

Discussion in 'Messages for All Guests and Members' started by ellymae, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. ellymae

    ellymae Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    FYI Folks - I got this in an email from my sister. A few days later I burned the palm of my hand on a the handle of skillet I was making smothered pork chops with - rememebered reading this and headed to the fridge and slathered on some mustard and wrapped it up with a papertowel and a few hours later I was just about good as new. YMMV.

    PEOPLE'S PHARMACY: Cold yellow mustard relieves burn
    Published: Thursday, January 13, 2011 at 3:30 a.m.
    Last Modified: Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at 7:09 p.m.A couple of nights ago, I accidentally grabbed the metal handle of a pot right out of the oven. The pain of the burn was intense.
    I immediately grabbed the soy sauce and poured some over the burn, with not much relief. My husband handed me a gel ice pack out of the freezer. The pain came back as soon as I took it off.
    I ran upstairs to my computer, got on the People’s Pharmacy website and found the yellow mustard remedy. I immediately got the jar from the fridge, put a generous amount of mustard on the burn and wrapped it with gauze bandage. Relief was immediate. By bedtime, the pain was completely gone, and the burn was barely pink.
    The next morning, my hand looked and felt perfectly normal -- no pain, no discoloration. If I hadn’t experienced it myself, I’d never believe anything so improbable could work. / message sig
  2. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Ellie - Put this in our emergency file.  
  3. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Interesting! I'll have to remember this for the future.
  4. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    I heard of it. It's something like the acid or vinegar in the mustard I think. I learned about it in the life guards here on the beach. You can also use meat tenderiser on jelly fish burns too. But thanks alot there Ellymae
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2011
  5. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Wow that's good to know! That's one thing we always have on hand. Thanks, Elly
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2011
  6. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks a lot Elly !

    I'll keep that in mind, but hopefully won't need it.

    That should be really handy if we burn ourselves while making hot dogs!

  7. coffee_junkie

    coffee_junkie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Did you then apply your favorite rub and smoke your hand at 250 for several hours? Did you spritz and foil? [​IMG].......Thanks for the tip!

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