Sunburn relief

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  1. Ponypal

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    What is you best sunburn remedy advice? It's too late to offer suncrcreen as a proactive suggestion.:(
     
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    Noxzema

    Aloe vera
     
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    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.
     
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    Aloe

    Bathe with tea bags
     
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    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.
     
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    Aloe vera with lidocaine (brand name is Solarcaine, but the generic works fine). It's available at any drugstore.
     
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    This, plus some Advil.
     
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    :yeahthat:

    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.
     
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    I always find aloe helpful!
     
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    This. It's amazing stuff.

    And straight aloe gel - not the lotion, no additives - is also amazing.
     
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    Sarna- it is a lotion. It smells terrible, but it works wonderfully. It used to be prescription only. It work for mosquito bites, too!
     
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    Witch Hazel poured liberally all over the affected areas. If you get any blisters, ask the doctor for a prescription for Silvadene (sp?) cream.
     
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    Also, aspirin and an antihistamine to reduce swelling.
     
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    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?
     
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    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!
     
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    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.
     
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    I wonder if Pond's cold cream would work as well as the Noxema? But without the smell...
     
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    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!
     

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