May 21, 2015

Sooth That Sunburn

Next time you get a bad sunburn, don’t just suffer through it. There are some things you can do to make the healing time better. Try using aloe vera gel or a spray anesthetic on the burned area. Use ibuprofen or acetaminophen for the pain, but stay away from aspirin. A cool bath, cool compresses, and drinking extra liquids can speed healing and help you feel better. It is also important to try to not get another sunburn while your skin is still healing. Call a doctor if your burn is particularly bad or you feel generally ill. Babies under the age of one should have immediate medical attention for any type of sunburn. Remember, though, that prevention is the always the best medicine, so use that sunscreen.