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Sunburn Treatment - First Aid

It's summer, finally it's time to spend some good time at the beach, or in outdoor activities.

It happens that you sunscreen ends before it's time to go back home.

Of course, this is not a reason to shorten your outside activities.

What to do if you notice that you got sunburn?

As soon as you can, take a cool shower (or take a cool bath).

If you are not at home, dampen a towel in cool water and apply to the burned area.

Do not burst blisters, it is not true that the skin heals better if you burst them and you risk an infection.

Keep the sunburned area moistened.

Use a good lotion, aloe vera works very well.

If the blisters burst, apply an antibacterial cream on the exposed areas.

Most important, if you experience complications go to see your doctor.

As sunburns can lead to skin problems, try not to forget to apply an appropriate sunscreen.

If you forgot to apply it, or to bring it with you, wear a t-shirt and a hat, try not to expose your skin at direct sunlight.

Do you have home remedies for sunburn?

Doctors warn to avoid egg whites, butter and petroleum jellies, so be careful.

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Comments

edumate wrote on June 23, 2014, 8:40 AM

Thanks for this wonderful article. We have severe summers here. I will bookmark your post.

LadyDuck wrote on June 24, 2014, 2:05 AM

I live in a cold country (Switzerland), but the summer sun on the mountains is even worse than on the beach.

Javaman wrote on June 24, 2014, 5:30 AM

I don't get sunburned, I can't because I burn too easily being a towhead, even now, albeit with some grey starting to show.

LadyDuck wrote on June 24, 2014, 8:39 AM

I also burn as soon as I step outside in the sun.

nbaquero wrote on June 27, 2014, 9:41 PM

LadyDuck Thanks for the tips, for those of us living in areas with lots of sun year round it's sometimes easy to forget the consequences of sunburn. I use a lot of Aloe Vera cream after I have spent a lot of time at the beach, it is great even if there is no sunburn. And, of course, I try to use Sunscreen on a daily basis.

LadyDuck wrote on June 28, 2014, 4:38 AM

It's better never to forget to use a sunscreen. I do not forget because I am medium blonde with fair skin and I get burned easily. My husband has black hair and darker skin, he does not always pay attention to protect himself from the sun.