Home Health & Personal Care
to treat a sunburn
We have all done
it. We go without sunscreen, or forget to reapply it after
swimming, or got burned on a cloudy day when you would least
expect it. So you are now the owner of a sunburn rather than
a tan, but what should you do to treat it?
First, take aspirin
every four hours to help lessen the inflamation.
To cool the skin,
you can apply an aloe or menthol lotion.
New on the market
are lidocaine-containing gels. It is a topical anesthetic,
which can help ease the pain of a sunburn. Always patch test
this gel first on an unaffected area, to be sure you do not
have a skin reaction. A skin allergy to this gel, on top of
the sunburn itself, is no fun.
You can also try
our Homemade Sunburn Remedy if
you do not have any lotion at home to use, since this remedy
uses all ingredients normally found in your home.