How to Treat Sunburn
Forgot to give you the cream and sun-protective skin you burned? Have as reddened skin that looks like a crab? Here are some techniques and home remedies for skin burns.
Steps to treat and relieve the burn producidad by long exposure to the sun without adequate protection:
1 -. Take a pain reliever that does not require a prescription. Ibuprofen, paracetamol and aspirin are popular choices. These can help reduce inflammation around the sunburn and reduce pain.
Do not give aspirin to children. Instead, opt for something that is specifically marketed for children as acetaminophen.
If you do not have aloe vera, cortisone cream, or any other topical soothing agent for the skin, you can make a paste with aspirin anti-inflammatory. Simply crush a couple of aspirin to powder as fine as you can and then add water, a few drops at a time until it becomes a sticky paste. Apply to the affected area.
2 -. Take a bath or a cold shower. Adjust the water at a cool temperature – just under warm water – (ie, it is not so cold that makes you shiver), and relax for 10 to 20 minutes. The temperature will ease the pain, and the water will keep your skin irritation. Repeat as many times as you need.
Avoid using soap, bath oils, or other soaps when you bathe, because it will irritate your skin and possibly even worse.
If you have blisters that form on the skin, taking a bath instead of a shower. The shower pressure could pop the blisters.
When you leave, do not rub the skin dry with a towel. Instead, air dry or towel caresses the skin with small, gentle movements.
3 -. Apply cold compresses to the skin. If you’re in a situation where you can not swim, or simply prefer not to, you can apply cold compresses to the skin. Dampen a cloth or other piece of cloth with cold water, and place it over the affected area for 20 to 30 minutes. Re-húmedecel that as often as necessary.
4 -. Apply aloe vera on burned skin. You can buy gels or lotions containing aloe vera in most stores, or you can cut a piece of the plant itself, if you have been available. The store-bought Aloe not itchy though.
Using fingertips, gently apply aloe to sunburn.
Do not rub or you expand all the cream as if it were a regular lotion. Leave it a little sticky and wet on the top of the burn – this helps to prevent dry skin and is increasingly irritated.
Reapply as often as necessary.
5 -. Treating inflammation with cortisone cream (optional). Cortisone creams contain a small dose of steroids that can work to reduce inflammation of sunburn. It can be found in low doses in tubes at the counter of your local pharmacy or supermarket. Search hydrocortisone or something similar.
Do not use cortisone cream on young children.
6 -. Treat blisters. If lu sunburn is severe, you may notice that they begin to develop blisters. This is what to do about it:
Most Hayq no ue blisters popping them. Popping them ahead of time can be painful, and can lead to infection and scarring. Deberín not last more than a few days – get the determination to grit your teeth and deal with them as they disappear.
However, if you have a large blister that needs to be exploited, do it in hygienic conditions. Sterilize a needle with alcohol and water and make a small hole in the edge of the blister. Once all the fluid has drained, wipe the area with a clean dressing.
Wash your hands with soap and water before touching blisters. Again, this is to prevent infection.
Apply aloe vera, as in the previous step.
Consider the use of an antibiotic ointment (as bacitracin or polymyxin B) in the blisters if infection is suspected. Infection may manifest as a smelly, yellow pus, redness or irritation of the skin extra around. (Note that some people are allergic to these ointments -. Doing a “patch test” in an unaffected area first and make sure you do not have a bad reaction
Do not start the extra skin from broken blisters. It will fall soon – do not risk further irritate your skin now.
Cover the blister with a gauze bandage and wrapped loose. After applying the ointment or aloe vera in the area, put a bandage on it to prevent rubbing by clothing or anything else.
Change the dressing once a day, or after it gets wet or dirty.
7 -. Use loose cotton clothing on sunburned areas. The loose shirts and cotton pajama pants are the ideal garments to wear while we are recovering from a sunburn. If you can not use it, at least try to make sure that your clothes are cotton (which allows your skin to “breathe”) and as soft as possible.
8 -. Drink plenty of water. Sunburn can be dehydrating, so it is important to counter this drink plenty of water while you recover. 8 cups containing 250 ml of water each day (or even a little more).
9 -. Protect your skin if you are burned out. Ideally, you should stay in the shade or wear clothing over the affected areas if you are leaving to sunlight. If you can not avoid exposure of your skin, however, apply a thin layer of aloe vera on the burn, then put sunscreen SPF 45 on top to prevent further damage.
10 -. Apply unscented moisturizer on your skin when you start to heal. When you no longer have blisters, or redness of the sunburn has diminished somewhat, damaged skin is a little attention. Apply a moisturizer without scent on sunburned areas in the coming days or weeks to prevent flaking and irritation.
11 -. Know how to recognize an infection. If you are experiencing these symptoms, your skin may be infected. Treatment may require the use of an antibiotic cream (see step 6) or health care:
Increased pain, swelling, redness or warmth around the blister.
Red stripes extending from the vial.
Drainage of pus from the blister increases.
Swollen lymph nodes in the neck, armpit or groin.