Tips on how to deal with severe sunburn

ANGELA .W. WANDERA By ANGELA .W. WANDERA, 15th Oct 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Individuals should always make sure that they apply sunblocks before going out to the beach or if they know that they will have sessions of being exposed to sunlight for extended periods.

Tips on how to deal with severe sunburn

Many people love basking in the Sun especially during Summer and any other time when the Sun is out. The skin does need some percentage of Sunlight but if it becomes too much then this exposure will lead to Sunburn. Some people might think that exposure to the Sun on cloudy days will not cause any Sunburns, but they are wrong. Even on a cloudy day one can experience severe Sunburns. It is therefore important that individuals take precaution measures should be taken to avoid severe Sunburns. The following treatment should be done for anyone suffering from severe sunburns.

1. Getting out of the Sun, as soon as the person realizes that they have sunburns they should get out of the sun and try and limit the exposure to direct sunlight by wearing protective layers of clothing.

2. Taking of a pain killer like Panadol or Aspirin should be the next level of treatment that one should take, there are also many mor pain killers that can be sold over the counter that can also be taken to reduce on the pain.

3. The affected areas should be soothed by applying a cool compress of cold water and milk, the person should soak a clean cloth in the milk and water solution and apply it to the affected areas for 15-20 minutes. A fresh solution should be used after every 2-3 hours.

4. The use of juice from the Aloe Vera plant is also one of the things that can be used to treat severe sunburn. The use of Topical gel that has Aloe Vera is also good for treating severe sunburn. The Aloe Vera will help soothe the sunburn areas.

5. Showering with cold water is also another way to treat severe sunburn,soaps with heavy perfumes should be avoided during this time, they may cause an irritation to the skin. One should also avoid the use of exfoliators until the skin has properly healed.

6. Further medical attention should be sought if the person begins to feel faint or dizzy or even feeling nausea. Due to the severe sunburn some people may experience dehydration and they may need to be further treated with an intravenous course of saline solution to rehydrate their skin.

Individuals should always make sure that they apply sunblocks before going out to the beach or if they know that they will have sessions of being exposed to sunlight for extended periods.

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