How To Treat Sun Poisoning
The best possible remedy for sun poisoning is obviously PREVENTION. We all know the dangers of not using a sun screen cream to protect us from ultraviolet rays.
Use a sunscreen with minimum SPF 30 and higher for sensitive skin and children. It’s a good idea to keep sun screen in the bag or the car just in case, especially in the summer months. Also keep in mind that some creams expire 12 months after being opened. It is important to look at the information on the package to make sure it remains effective.
However, it may nevertheless there are times when you underestimate the power of the sun and we burn our skin or our children and seek a remedy.
Here Are Some Tips To Treat a Sun Poisoning:
Take a shower or a bath in warm water
Try putting cool wet cloth on top of the burned area in cold water
Avoid creams and local anesthetics containing benzocaine, lidocaine, or petrolatum (such as Vaseline)
Apply plenty of moisturizer. You do not need to be after-sun. If it contains vitamin E and aloe vera, it not only relieve pain but also help the skin to begin its recovery
If blisters form, dry bandages may be applied to try to prevent any infection
Sometimes strong sunburn can cause fever and headache. In this case you can also take ibuprofen to relieve pain from sunburn
Chamomile is also used to relieve itching and pain of sunburn. It is an infusion and is expected to cool (you can speed up the process by adding ice cubes once the infusion is done). Then soak cotton and placed it over the burned area
Cucumbers also relieve itching of sunburn. Cut into slices and place on the area
Finally it is very important not to expose to the sun the burned area.
If you are on vacation and want to continue enjoying the beach or pool, it is necessary to cover the skin, even when bathing and stay as long as possible in the shade.
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