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How did or do you treat severe sunburn?

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Asked by travswifey at 4:26 PM on Aug. 10, 2009 in Health

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  • Aloe. that's really about we do here. If it's too severe you need to see a doctor.


    Answer by Cindy18 at 4:27 PM on Aug. 10, 2009

  • My mom always made us take a bath in vinegar and then we had to put on aloe all through the day.

    Answer by Frogbaby83 at 4:28 PM on Aug. 10, 2009

  • I keep aloe in the fridge and then put it on my sunburn. Feels soooo good.

    Answer by Christina807 at 4:30 PM on Aug. 10, 2009

  • yeah I have been doing the aloe.

    Frogbaby::Did you use regular vinegar? Did it burn?

    Answer by travswifey at 4:31 PM on Aug. 10, 2009

  • ohh, i did the vinegar thing. I think it worked. Depends how severe, but if you don't need medical treatment, use aloe. If no aloe, at least use a moisturizing lotion. You should always use a moisturizing lotion after the shower to keep your skin from drying out. Dry skin will make the sunburn last longer and hurt more.

    Answer by citymama707 at 4:33 PM on Aug. 10, 2009

  • I'm off to try the vinegar bath and then reapply some aloe. Thanks girls. :)

    Answer by travswifey at 4:35 PM on Aug. 10, 2009

  • If you are blistering, like really have blisters on you, go to the dr because they can give you a special cream that will help more than aloe or anything, and can keep it from becoming infected if the blisters do burst or something

    Answer by AprilDJC at 6:20 PM on Aug. 10, 2009

  • I don't have the blisters thank god. It is just really red, the vinegar bath seemed to help a little.

    Answer by travswifey at 6:34 PM on Aug. 10, 2009

  • Vinegar, aloe, milk. Solarcaine. If you have blisters I would see the doctor, a sever sunburn can scar just like a regular burn.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 10:27 PM on Aug. 10, 2009

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