Vitamin D Overdose; What Do You Do When You Get A Bad Sunburn?

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Hands down, prevention is the best treatment for sunburn. You might not feel that you look good in a hat; however that hat may prevent you from hours of agony in the future. Furthermore, a SPF 30 sunscreen and some sunglasses can be a good ally.

However, not everyone follows or remembers to were the hat or puts on the sunscreen. I have not met anyone that has not experienced sunburn in their life. The severity of the burns can very, and the treatments vary depending upon the severity.

It is real easy to forget to put on or reapply sunscreen during the long hours of summer play. At the end of the day you end up with a nearly unbearable pain and a dangerous health situation if not treated properly.

So What Type Of Sunburn Treatment Do I Need?

It’s all dependent on the type of sunburn that you have. Here is how you can identify what DANGEROUS sunburns looks like.

Sunburns can be broken down to three distinct types: 1st, 2nd and 3rd degree burns and there are distinct signs that can tell you which one you have.

1st degree: These are the most common of all the sunburns. They are painful and red in color. The tell-tail signs are slightly itchy and irritated skin.

2nd degree: Have the same symptoms as a first degree burn, however blisters filled with water will start appearing over the irritated part of the body.

3rd degree: This is the most serious and usually requires medical attention. In addition to the symptoms of 1st and 2nd degree burns, this burn will cause patches of pale white skin.

Some tips for treatment

  • Stay out of the sun.
  • Keep the burnt area cool. You can apply a cold compress or take cool showers/baths
  • Keep the burnt area moist. Aloe works great!
  • Don’t pop or peel blisters.
  • Take some Tylenol or Advil.
  • Rest is always good as your body repairs itself during sleep.

 

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