Treating Sunburn - Tips for Quick Relief
Learning how to go about treating sunburn is especially important for anyone who is planning outdoor activities, as this is a condition that is quite quick to develop.
Most of us have at one point or another experienced burning of our skin and know that it's quite a painful process to have to go through.
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Here what you need to do to effectively and naturally treat sunburn.
Get Out Of The Sun Immediately
The first thing you should do is make sure that you get out of the sun as quickly as possible. Staying in the sun after the burning process has taken place will further damage the skin and could put you at a much higher risk of skin cancer.
At the slight notice of sunburn, seek shelter immediately. Also note that, most often, you will not realize that you're burned until it's too late, so timing how long you're out in the sun in the first place is a smart strategy. After all, prevention is better than cure, and preventing sunburn thus beats treating sunburn later.
Assess The Skin
The second thing you should do in treating sunburns is make sure to assess the skin for blisters. When the skin becomes quite blistered, this means that the sunburn is a much more severe case, and you may need to seek medical attention immediately.
Usually, the typical sunburn does not blister, so if this is happening to you, you must take very good care of yourself or high-risk complications could show up.
Try A Cool Bath
Placing the area of the body that is burned in a bath of cool water should help to ease some of the pain you are experiencing. If it's localized, you can try just placing on a cool damp towel; however, if the sunburn is dispersed over the body, filling the bathtub with water will be your best bet in treating sunburn pain and discomfort.
Avoid very, very cold water, however, as this can cause great discomfort in the individual as well. Cool water is what you're going for.
Apply Some Aloe Vera
Aloe vera helps for treating sunburn and should be applied to the effective area once it's cooled down with the damp towel. Moisturize this into the skin and you should also notice a nice cooling sensation that helps you reduce the amount of pain you experience.
Aloe vera is indeed a useful herbal remedy and treatment for skin issues, and would thus help provide considerable relief.
Get Some Pain Relief
Finally, if you're still in quite severe pain, you may want to consider some over the counter pain relief, such as Tylenol or Aspirin, which should help to take down swelling and make you feel less uncomfortable.
If it is extreme pain you are in and it is not decreasing with time, it should be checked out by a health care practitioner to be sure there are no complications arising with the sunburn that need extended medical care.
Treating sunburn quickly and with the right techniques are the most important things that you must do to overcome this ailment. If you plan to be out in the sun for extended periods of time, you must make sure that you are taking the right precautions.
You may not know this, but one of the best protections against sunburn is actually a healthy diet packed full of antioxidants.
To learn more about sunburn prevention and sunburn relief, read the other related sunburn articles and pages on this website.
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