(Closed) Dr/Nurse bees! Question about a sunburn

posted 9 years ago in Wellness
Post # 18
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Worker bee

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@hilsy85: Much better! I’ve gotten so burned while tubing down the river that I’d gotten some sun poisioning before. But it was not what you are explaining…. It was the chills. Cold and hot… Almost like you have the flu.

And hey….Maybe after the peal you’ll have a nice tan? My skin is sooo darn white that it is all… burn….peal…and back to white. No middle ground. Lol πŸ™‚

Post # 20
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Worker bee

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@hilsy85: Yes, I feel his pain… Lol I tell my friends that one day all of my freckles will meet up, and then I will look really tan. HAHA

Post # 21
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

This happened to me this past february ON MY FOREHEAD! Ahh haha it was terrible but the blisters were gone in about one day and the redness left after a few. I didn’t do anything special to it, I would probably only mess with it if it’s extremely painful or bothersome.

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

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@hilsy85: I just used the cheap Lipton black tea that was on sale. lol. I wouldn’t use any flavored tea just in case it stings or burns. The black tea didn’t burn at all, just instant relief. And it helped with the peeling. I’ve lived in Florida for most of my life so I’m used to the sun burn and this was the first and only thing I’ve ever done that actually gave me real relief.

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@hilsy85: That. Is. Disgusting.

Post # 23
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011 - Catholic Church, Lakeview Golf Resort and Spa

Taking Ibuprofen (600 mg with food every 6-8 hours) or Benadryl will help cut the imflammation which will relieve the severity of your symptoms.  Aloe helps too.  And part of it is just waiting it out.  i’ve had a bad burn once and it was terrible :(.

Post # 24
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

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@PitBulLover: Haha! I went out of town in my convertible last weekend and got a seatbelt sunburn! My friends called me the “safe lobster” πŸ™‚

Post # 26
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

It sounds like the blisters are definitely from your work out and not from sun stroke/sun poisoning. I would only be concerned if you are giving off a ton of heat from that area and you have other symptoms like chills, fever, and nausea. It sounds like you don’t though.  

The absolute best way to help a burn that has blistered this way is actually plain yogurt! Don’t use the aloe gel because it often contains alcohol and this won’t heal as fast. You can apply plain yogurt directly on the burn and also eat some to get quicker healing. I’ve also heard of people using some types of tea, but for this specific burn I would use the yogurt.

Post # 28
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Worker bee

How have I lived most of my life in a desert, and NOT known about tea and yogurt?! The stuff you learn on the bee.

west.coast.blonde: What is it in the yogurt that helps? It sounds like it would be kinda soothing… just for the cool softness. lol Then sticky. Haha

hilsy85: Let us know if/what you end up trying…and how it works. πŸ™‚

Post # 29
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

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@Tara Goodell: The yogurt has good bacteria that helps to soothe as well as heal your skin faster (both internally and externally). More importantly it helps to restore your skins acid/alkaline balance (pH).

Post # 30
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

I’m a big fan of the tea remedy! I use brown paper to lay it on the skin, though. The best thing to do for a burn is to keep it moisturized.

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