If you are sun burnt and are in an extreme amount of pain, there are a couple of things that you can do.
First off, if you feel that you are severely burnt and may have sun poisoning, you will want to go see a doctor immediately. Your doctor will be able to put you on the fastest road to recovery, while also prescribing medication and lotions that will help to fight the pain.
Heat Sickness heat stroke, exhaustion and fainting (syncope)can happen when a person becomes too heated and dehydrated.
Sunburn may be present, too, but not necessarily. For fevers, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, trouble looking at light (possible cornea burn) see healthcare provider or head to emergency room ASAP.
If you don’t think that you need to see a doctor, you have a couple of other options available to you.
The first thing that you can try is an over the counter pain relief medicine such as Tylenol or aspirin. In addition to taking medication, you will also want to buy a high quality lotion or spray that you can apply directly to your sunburn.
When searching for a lotion, look for one that has aloe vera. This ingredient will go a long way in speeding up the recovery process.
If you are simply looking for short term pain relief there may be no better option than cold compresses.
You can do this by soaking a towel in cold water, and then placing it on the effected areas. If you are sun burnt all over, simply soak in a cold bath to relieve your pain.
When you are trying to relieve the pain, make sure that you do not do anything that will make it worse.
This includes picking at your skin, or trying to pop blisters. By doing this you will only make your condition worse, and may also cause scarring.
Finding sunburn pain relief does not have to be a difficult task.
Here are some sunburn relief – remedies for you:
- For sunburns, drink plenty of fluids. And make them clear and cool.
- Either apply cool (not cold) compresses or soak in cool (not cold) water. Do not use soap since it can dry out your skin, causing more discomfort.
- Do NOT apply butter or grease or anything like similar to burns, even if you think those old wives tales are worth trying; they are not because they hold in the heat and will increase the pain.
Products For Sunburns
To help with sunburn pain and discomfort, try adding about a cup of baking soda or a cup of Aveeno to bath water.
Moisturizers without alcohol can help with itching, especially aloe vera-based products, which are also helpful for either applying directly to burns or adding to water; check product labels and see which can be cooled first in the refrigerator before applying for more soothing affect.
For Sunburn Blisters, use antibiotic cream and sterile gauze wrappings to keep clean and uninfected. Do not burst or force blisters open.
Check Your Skin!
For your safety, regularly check your skin for possible problems areas. If you notice a mole or other spot on your skin with any of the following qualities, contact your healthcare provider for advice and possible testing: bleeding, growth (larger than pencil eraser), uneven edges, flaking or itching.
If you have a serious case you will want to seek out the advice of a doctor. If not, you can simply resort to the tips above to treat your condition.
The best way to avoid sunburn is prevention!