Help pls - Is there a proven safe ointment for sunburn?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by McGoo, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. McGoo

    McGoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a hen who has lost feathers on the edges of her wings and she's got sunburn. (I have an apron on her back also)

    I've not put anything on there just in case it could be unhealthy. Any ideas? [​IMG]

    I've got titanium sunscreen that I use for my face. Its hypo allergenic. I'm just a little nervous about trying something that could be harmful.
  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    You definately do NOT want to use anything that has any 'caine' drugs as an active ingredient. That would be like lidocaine found in Solarcaine products, etc.

    That can be dangerous for chickens...
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Aloe vera is safe to use on those areas. My poor Lexie had sunburned wing tops for ages.
  4. BayCityBabe

    BayCityBabe Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2008
    I'd try zinc oxide. You can find it sold with the diaper rash creams. We bought some for our kid when he got sunburned (try putting diaper cream on a teenager! [​IMG] ) Used it on a friend's kid when he got burned on a campfire.
    It's safe and cheap.
  5. you might try cream hair conditioner, it works great on people and its soft on the skin to marrie
  6. McGoo

    McGoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Okay, so I've got a tube of sunscreen that is made from zinc oxide... and a little titanium oxide. It says extra gentle - no chemical sunscreen filters. Active ingredients: Titanium dioxide 10% and Zinc oxide 3% .

    I'll give this one a try and see what happens. I keep a close eye out.

    Stay tuned.
  7. jacyjones

    jacyjones Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2008
    Aberystwyth, Wales
    Quote:I use Sudocrem on my horse - I think that is Zinc Oxide and is used for nappy rash here in the UK.

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