Thai Kitchen First Aid (Must Have)

Colgate toothpaste in Thailand.

During my trial on the new recipe I just learn from the book, I burnt myself good with the hot vegetable oil on my arm. I was frying a piece of fish- snapper. The boiling oil was so calm when the lid is shut. As soon as I open the lid, the oil from the fish or the water that was on it somehow fall in the pot and the oil splashed on my arm real good. I was lucky to remember covering my cute face. ^^

Anyway, I don’t know if it is the same as in many country. Thai people use tooth paste for burn relief. As soon as you got burn, by hot water, hot oil from frying the food or even the hot exhaust tube from the motorbike you can use this Colgate tooth paste. Put it on as much as you can. Make it thick layer on your burn skin and leave it there for an hour or at least 30 minutes… or until you feel the heat is not there on your burn skin anymore. Every Thai people who has a motorbike will have this same kind of experience and know tooth paste work great!!

Lathering up with colgate after a burn.

Why Colgate? I think it has a cooling stuff and enough spiciness that will keep your mouth fresh and cool- what are they calling it??. Cool mint??

Of course, as a young Thai girl, I am happy to put advanced white stuff on my skin. 🙂 hahaha.. I am joking!
You can trust me on this. I bet it help to cure burn skin…

Vern really loves to use this tooth paste for every skin problem- Rash, pimple, burn from the sun, burn from everything. I mean… that is his specific talent. Don’t copy that.  It does fix something for some reason… hahaha but not everything.

Thai girl arm after applying Colgate toothpaste to my arm.

3 thoughts on “Thai Kitchen First Aid (Must Have)”

  1. That’s a handy trick! It’ll be a nice back up in case I’m low on flour.

    Did you know if you place a burn into some plain old flour for about ten minutes immediately after it happens, it’ll not only remove the pain, but also keep the burn from blistering or scaring. I’m a bit of a klutz in the kitchen, so I know this from personal experience. =/

  2. wow! That’s so great to know another trick to relieve the burn. Thank you for sharing! :))
    Do you mean plain flour that doesn’t have to mix with water???

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