Help I have a sunburn!!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Ericasl, May 18, 2008.

  1. Ericasl

    Ericasl Songster

    Feb 21, 2008
    The Dalles OR
    Ok I know I am old enough to know better but I guess I am also stupied, I put sun screen on my kids!! Well lets just say I put it on my face neck and arms but it was my back i forgot. I planted my garden all day in shorts and my bikini top. Thought I would get some color:he Well I got some all right bright red you would think I was a lobster.. I cut some of my aloe vera and rubbed it on my back, The best I could my DH is out of town. and my 5 and 7 years olds were like Mom why did you not wear sunscreeen:barnie:barnie anyone have any good tricks to make the burn go away and or stop the peeling which comes along with me being so dumb.
  2. morelcabin

    morelcabin Songster

    Feb 8, 2007
    Ontario Canada
    Put a cup of vinegar in a warm bath nds soak, it will take the burn out. As for peeling, I don't think thereis anything to prevent that when skin is damaged it has to peel off eventually:>)
  3. happyhen

    happyhen Songster

    May 8, 2008
    Northeastern Ohio
    Ouch! A vinegar bath works, and so does plain yogurt. Ice cold cloths will also take the "sting" away. As for the peeling.......[​IMG]
  4. inudat12

    inudat12 In the Brooder

    Apr 5, 2008
    NorthCentral Ohio
    Ok, I read this somewhere last year and believe it or not it works. I'm very fair skinned and so is one of my daughters. Watermelon, take a slice and rub it all over your burn. It takes the sting out and as bad as my burn was it also kept the peeling to a minimum.

    Kid you not, this works.
  5. morelcabin

    morelcabin Songster

    Feb 8, 2007
    Ontario Canada
    Yup, I would definitely believe that about watermelon, it does seem to have healing properties. But doesn't it leave you feeling sticky all over?
  6. My GGD is a natural red head but she doesn't have the freckles they usually have she has the magnolia creamy skin that burns very quickly, we learned years ago to take hair condition and apply to all sunburn, it takes the burn out and usually keeps it from peeling. doesn't matter if its the cheep stuff just use directly out of the bottle. Don't try to dilute it down just use it full strength. we usually keep a bottle out by the pool and one in the shower just for sunburn. marrie
  7. mangled

    mangled Songster

    We've always used Noxema on sunburns.

    Don't know where Mum ever learned it, but I've spent many hours coated in Noxema. Takes the burn out and cools you.

    Good luck. I've had some nasty burns myself. You'd think we'd learn. [​IMG]


    edited to add: if it's a SERIOUSLY bad sunburn, you can use Preparation H for tonight, then in the morning call your doctor for some silver sulfate (Silvadiene) cream. When I worked the burn unit, we used Preparation H ALOT, believe it or not. The shark liver oil helps with the swelling. I've used it, it stinks to high heaven, but REALLY helps.
    Last edited: May 18, 2008
  8. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    Does anyone who invented sunscreen [​IMG] Saved many a people the horable demise of the sunburn....
  9. amystours

    amystours Songster

    Feb 23, 2008
    Alexandria, Louisiana
    Quick note: I took American Red Cross class last fall, and they say do NOT put aloe vera (straight from the plant) on burns anymore.

    Wal-Mart has some great stuff called.....called....<shoot, slipped my mind>.....called....oh yeah, Ocean Potion, I think. It's blue, has aloe and lidocaine in it. Definitely takes care of the burn, and the pain reliever helps as well.

    BTW, I'm a redhead, so I've tried every trick in the book!! I've learned to stay OUT of the sun, or stay FULLY clothed.
    Last edited: May 18, 2008
  10. morelcabin

    morelcabin Songster

    Feb 8, 2007
    Ontario Canada
    I will always put aloe staright from the plant on burns...we have a woodstove and nothing works better. You have to be really careful about 'products' and the way they push them on you only to tell you later that it wasn't a good idea to use that product. Aloe is tried and true. My son got a thrid degree burn from a tailpipe on his dirtbike three weeks ago. It was nasty and turned completely white. I aloed it from my plant right away and brought him in. By the time we got there and the doctor looked at it the white was all gone and it was classified a second degree burn. I don't trust 'products'...we usually have no idea what's in them

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