Discussion in 'Teacher Time Out' started by Ponypal, Jul 7, 2013.
Jul 7, 2013
What is you best sunburn remedy advice? It's too late to offer suncrcreen as a proactive suggestion.
A cool bath with vinegar in the water: this is an old home remedy that my grandmother suggested when I'd gotten a monster sunburn at the beach (back well before sunblock) and I could no longer take aspirin round the clock because the tinnitus was making me crazy. I'm sorry to say I don't recall the proportions, and you'll smell a bit odd afterward.
Bathe with tea bags
It doesn't smell or feel good, but Desitin cream (yep, the kind for babies) sucks a lot of the heat out of sunburn or any burns.
Aloe vera with lidocaine (brand name is Solarcaine, but the generic works fine). It's available at any drugstore.
This, plus some Advil.
I got a nasty sunburn on my back a few years ago that was so painful I had to stay home for a few days. I tried multiple remedies, but the only thing that worked was Noxzema. Get thee to the nearest drug store or Walmart now.
I always find aloe helpful!
Jul 8, 2013
This. It's amazing stuff.
And straight aloe gel - not the lotion, no additives - is also amazing.
Sarna- it is a lotion. It smells terrible, but it works wonderfully. It used to be prescription only. It work for mosquito bites, too!
Witch Hazel poured liberally all over the affected areas. If you get any blisters, ask the doctor for a prescription for Silvadene (sp?) cream.
Also, aspirin and an antihistamine to reduce swelling.
The little blue tub... I think I can even smell it. We used it when I was a kid.
Have you tried putting cool wet rags on the burned area?
Jul 9, 2013
Thank you for the super advice everyone! I didn't have enough tea bags or vinegar, and the Solarcaine aloe worked for a short time. The Noxema seemed to have brought the greatest relief. Boy, did it make my eyes water! I have never gotten a burn here at home in the northeast. I am always more cautious on vacation. I will be more careful from now on!
I would also recommend Noxzema. I find it has a cooling effect. It might just be my imagination, but I swear it helps sunburn heal faster as well.
I wonder if Pond's cold cream would work as well as the Noxema? But without the smell...
Pony..I got burned watching a softball game one yr..had sunscreen just wore off! I will tell you I was thankful we had a softsided pool...the cool water felt so good on my burnt legs!!! LOL!