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Sunburn pain-easing/healing tricks??

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by XHitman396, May 29, 2006.

  1. XHitman396

    XHitman396 1/2 ton status

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    long story short, i got a little tipsy when i went floating the river today, hence losing what sense i have, and resulting in a pretty consistant, brutal sunburn.. so basically all i do is put lotion on it whenever i think about it to keep it moisturized (obviously) in hopes it heals faster. so does anybody have any tricks to make it heal faster or ease the pain?? and bloody hell, the tops of your feet have got to be one of the worst places ever to be badly burnt.. thanks for the help..
     
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    Aloe vera gel and white vinegar work pretty well.
     
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    together or seperately?

    i got a pretty bad burn yesterday at the bogs, used some solarcaine, and it has helped a bit. i havent had a shirt on since mid afternoon yesterday. tomorrow morning is going to be brutally painful.
     
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    Aloe and a fan while you try to sleep, keep reapplying aloe all night...
     
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    My mom usually soaks a paper towel or something in vinegar, rubs it on the burn, and then lets it sit on the burn somewhere.
    I would use them seperatly.
     
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    Nice avatar, does Jagged now about us yet????:haha: :bow: :bow: :bow:
     
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    Nope, someone might have to tell him soon. :rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:
     
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    ;) Right after he washes my plane...:p:
     
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    i see your thong, that's not acceptiable! lol
     
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    oh the memories....I've tried them all! when I burnt my legs, I tried aloe vera, vinegar, milk soaked rags, and utter cream all seperate applications. yes, utter cream for cows :doah:, it was my mom's idea and at the moment, I was game for anything. I'm not sure which helped the most but I couldn't walk for 2 weeks. the sad part was, I was sober when I got burnt :crazy: .
     
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    be for warned, this trick is NOT for those who can't take a little pain.


    When I get a burn, I find soaking it the hottest water i can stand to be in (normally a hot shower) for 10-15 mins releaves the burn ... and I generally end up with a solid tan after.
     
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    word on the aloe.
     
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    Viagra. It'll keep the sheets off your legs.
     
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    As crazy as it sounds, I have done that too and it actually made me feel better. Very hot shower just before bed.
     
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    cbbr is correct. it does sound like an odd tatic, and I only stumbled across it on a bet that I couldn't get into a hottub with a sunburn.


    it does work, but you're gunna feel it when that water hits you ... grit your teeth
     
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    Solarcane spray has always worked for me.

    John
     
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    wow, that was quick, but what's with the vinegar stuff, how does it work.. and on the hot water thing, is that temporary relief, or does it take the sting away until the burn's gone???
     
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    I 100% agree with the hot water treatment. Get in the shower at the end of the day and turn that water so hot you can barely stand it. Not warm...HOT!!! It feels like your skin is going to burn off. Just deal with it for about 10 minutes. The next morning you will be VERY glad you did. Everytime I get sunburned I do this. It WORKS, but you have to make sure the water is ridiculously hot. It is going to hurt like a mother f'er, but it is all worth it when you wake up in no pain.

    Try it, let use know how it works!

    Oh and as far as it being temporary relief, nope it fixes it all together. Yesterday I was outside ALL day putting up fences and it was about 90*. My head was FRIED (shaved head). I couldnt even touch my head without it stinging. Went in turned that hot water on in the shower and held my head under it for about 10 minutes. ****ing hurt like crazy, but today, I barely feel a thing, seriously this works.

    You wont feel it again until you get sunburned again!

    Try it.
     
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    Pretty much ends the problem for me. A hot tub works if its hot enough, but its got to be hot. And no sun for a few days (of course you would pprobably avoid that anyway). I also use Coppertone Sport. 30 to 50 spf depending on how long I will be out.
     
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    Yeah I got a little crispy at Crystal beach this past memorial day weekend and I have found consistently there is an aloe vera gel they sell at walgreens and it comes with lidocaine in it so it numbs the pain and I think helps it heal quicker, but who knows. I like it though and its worked awesome for me, haha getting some applied right now as a matter of fact. EDIT oh yeah its blue also.

    Remington
     

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