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Old 07-13-2008, 05:06 PM   #1
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Solution for a sunburn!

Was out with my son today by the lake and got sunburned! Bought the solarcaine aloe vera gel, but not working well. Any other suggestions?
Thanks in advance.

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Old 07-13-2008, 05:09 PM   #2
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I only use Aloe Vera on my sunburns and it works...I have about 4 plants here and have more babies so I am separating them in their individual pots this summer so I have more as they are very useful in almost anything from shampoo to drinks.
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Old 07-13-2008, 05:10 PM   #3
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Witch Hazel on a soft wash cloth just layed on top of where the burn is. Keep an alternate cloth for when the first gets warm. Keep re-applying
It takes the sting out.
I'm a fair skinned, strawberry-blond, so I've had many of occasions to use this myself.
Poor baby. Good luck.
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Old 07-13-2008, 05:16 PM   #4
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Aloe is the only thing I use too. I have heard of vinegar, but, never tried it.
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Old 07-13-2008, 05:17 PM   #5
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Aloe is the only thing I use too, but often times there is nothing that will help other than time. Take some Advil too if it is really bad.
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Another vote for Aloe. I have a plant near my kitchen, and just cut off a tip and rub on any burn. I don't know about commercial aloe products. I use it right off the plant.
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Old 07-13-2008, 07:30 PM   #7
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Was out with my son today by the lake and got sunburned! Bought the solarcaine aloe vera gel, but not working well. Any other suggestions?
Thanks in advance.
Hi Peeper,
Try Calomine/Calamine lotion or yogurt smoothed on to the affected skin. I have used both successfully.

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Old 07-13-2008, 07:52 PM   #8
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I just gotta say... The best thing for sunburn.....Is Sun Screen!
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I just gotta say... The best thing for sunburn.....Is Sun Screen!
I call shenanigans. I just put sun screen on my burn and it did not help at all
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I call shenanigans. I just put sun screen on my burn and it did not help at all
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