What to Do When You Have a Sunburn

Ever done this???

Even when you’re careful. occasionally sunburns still happen. When they do, there is not much you can do about them. Like a hangover, the best cure is simply time.

Good to have on hand.

However, there are a couple things you can try to ease the pain and maybe speed up the healing:

  1. Stay out of the sun until healed.
  2. Take cool showers.
  3. Use ibuprofen, ice and Aloe Vera Gel for the pain.
  4. Drink more fluids than usual — not the alcoholic kind. Water is best.
  5. Avoid the numbing sprays, as they can cause further sensitization.
  6. If severe pain, non-healing blisters or damaged skin is present, you can see a doctor who may prescribe a short course of steroids.

 


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Author: Heather Zachariah

Former Art Director for Home Magazine, Heather Leahy Zachariah, left her career in publishing after baby number number one. She now works from home as a freelance graphic designer and a chauffeur to her 3 busy kids. "Working on TipsFromTown has been a wonderful outlet for me. It renewed my love of publishing where I can design colorful, enticing pages online and allows me to share the things I love about being a mom." Heather grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, a place that still is near and dear to her. " After living in Brooklyn for 18 years and studying Graphic Design at Pratt Institute, she now lives in the Jersey burbs. "I love living so close to NYC, but in my heart, I'm an Ohio girl."

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