How to Treat Sunburn

Ever have one of those days? You’ve spent a couple of hours enjoying the great outdoors, you return home, and then it hits you--you’ve got one bad sunburn. Next time this happens, don’t just suffer through it. There are some things you can do to make the healing time better. 

Try using aloe vera gel or a spray anesthetic on the burned area. Avoid products with benzocaine. Use ibuprofen or acetaminophen for the pain, but stay away from aspirin. A cool bath, cool compresses, and drinking extra liquids can speed healing and help you feel better. Call a doctor if your burn is particularly bad or you feel generally ill. Babies under the age of one should have immediate medical attention for any type of sunburn. 

It is important to try to not get another sunburn while your skin is still healing. This will only further delay healing and will cause more pain. Remember, though, that prevention is the always the best medicine. Use sunscreen when going outdoors, take a hat, and stay out of the sun during the hottest times of the day. Hopefully, you’ll never have to treat a sunburn again.

Mira Loma Apartment Homes in Live Oak, Texas hopes that these helpful tips will assist you in improving your overall daily lifestyle. Once you read through these suggestions, feel free to apply our advice to your daily routine.

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