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Old 07-13-2008, 08:27 PM   #11
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Soaking in a tub filled with lukewarm water and Aveeno Oatmeal bath for about 15 minutes will help soothe the skin.
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Old 07-13-2008, 08:46 PM   #12
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I just gotta say... The best thing for sunburn.....Is Sun Screen!
agreed uncle bob, just don't get burned, and you reduce the chance of skin cancer and aging.

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Old 07-13-2008, 09:07 PM   #13
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Babe - If sun screen reduces the chances of aging, I'm gonna get a whole case.
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Old 07-13-2008, 09:08 PM   #14
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Take a cup of apple cider vinegar add a good slash of cold water and blot on the skin. It can work wonders, if it's a bad sunburn it will still make little wonders.
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Old 07-13-2008, 09:41 PM   #15
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A nice cool shower! Then aloe.... all you can do it soothe it.
Nothing but time will cure it.
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Old 07-14-2008, 03:16 AM   #16
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bottled aloe vera gels don't work as well as the actual goop that is scraped from the inside of and aloe "leaf".

go out and buy a big aloe plant, lop off one of the leafs (one of the pointy stems), slice in half and scrape out the mucillageny with a spoon or fork.

it looks like chunky snot, but it absorbs into your skin quickly, except for the larger chunks of snot of course, and it works miraculously.

btw, mama, the worst thing you can do to a burn is make it hotter by taking a warm bath. a cool bath, maybe, but not warm or lukewarm. room temp water feels slightly cool to the touch, so it should be colder than that.
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Old 07-14-2008, 06:02 AM   #17
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bottled aloe vera gels don't work as well as the actual goop that is scraped from the inside of and aloe "leaf".

go out and buy a big aloe plant, lop off one of the leafs (one of the pointy stems), slice in half and scrape out the mucillageny with a spoon or fork.

it looks like chunky snot, but it absorbs into your skin quickly, except for the larger chunks of snot of course, and it works miraculously.

btw, mama, the worst thing you can do to a burn is make it hotter by taking a warm bath. a cool bath, maybe, but not warm or lukewarm. room temp water feels slightly cool to the touch, so it should be colder than that.
Actually Buckytom, I just did some checking on the internet because I have been treating sunburns with lukewarm oatmeal baths for years. I came across this blog by a dermatologist about treating sunburns.

Here's a quote from his blog, "Avoid hot showers. Instead, take a luke warm bath with Aveeno Collodial Oatmeal. The oatmeal is both a soothing anti-inflammatory and a moisturizer, which are the two things your skin needs most. "
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Old 07-14-2008, 06:09 AM   #18
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the aveeno oatmeal is good stuff; i've used it with my son who has very sensitive skin.
but you increase cellular damage by applying any amount of heat to the skin, or any compound which retains heat, like the way people used to put butter or ointments on burns. when a burn is severe enough to risk infection, then anti-biotic ointment is applied. but that's a different case than sunburns, usually.
in cooking terms, if you're burnt, you need to be shocked in cold water to stop the cooking process.
well, shocking in ice water might be a bad idea, but cooloer than room temp helps.
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Old 07-14-2008, 06:15 AM   #19
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Luke warm water is not hot water. It will not damage your skin. The damage is already done. If you click on the link to the dermatologist blog you will see that he too recommends luke warm water.
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Old 07-14-2008, 06:30 AM   #20
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Babe - If sun screen reduces the chances of aging, I'm gonna get a whole case.
start buying your cases, Adillo, I can attest to the results of staying out of the sun and using sunscreen while you're at it........I turned 54 last month and have no wrinkles........why? I started to use sunscreen and wear hats when outside beginning at age 28.........why? I started to get these awful looking brown patches on my face.........dermatologist said it was due to the sun (melasma) and to stay out of it.........I couldn't......I played on a very competitive tennis league........then wear sunscreen even when it's raining and wear a hat at all times............that advice I did follow..........I thank god for his advice until this day........and yet 8 years ago I had a precancerous lesion on my face.....not a big deal........would have been a century before it led to cancer but it was still unsettling esp. after all the precautions I had taken over the years..........now I stay out of the sun.......period.........so please all you blonde, redheads, with beautiful blue/green eyes........do take care.......you're the most susceptible from what I understand......
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