Sunburn: first aid and treatment
Began the long-awaited summer. Everyone is waiting for the end of the working week to spend a weekend in the country or the sandy Bank of the river. Of course, the day spent under the rays of the sun, is considered a holiday and charging with positive emotions for the week ahead. But sometimes the sun present us with unpleasant surprises in the form of sunburn. The land of the Soviets tell you how to alleviate their condition and how to treat sunburn.
If you have neglected the security measures and still burned by the sun, you should know a few simple recipes, how to help themselves. To relieve pain and accelerate the healing and regeneration of the skin. After all, the skin can perform its functions only in an undamaged and healthy state.
Sunburns occur in the evening or the next day after sunbathing. Symptoms of sunburn include intense redness, stinging, pain, swelling, and even blisters. This painful condition can disturb the affected person from 3 to 5 days, depending on the degree of burn. As a rule, sunburn accompanies headache, chills and malaise.
Well, if the home kit is burn ointments or sprays, for example, "Panthenol", and you can quickly remove the inflammation. And what if such special funds at home?
Sunburn – first aid
- cool skin with ordinary cold water from the tap
- apply on the burnt skin yogurt and rinse it after few minutes with cold water. Avoid drying of buttermilk on the skin, otherwise the washing will be very painful
- apply on sunburns cut raw potatoes — potato starch quickly softens and soothes the skin. Can make a paste of grated potatoes and apply it on the burn. Change the potato mask a few times as soon as the ground warms up
- sunburn well treated by this mask — 2 tablespoons of sour cream, 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil and 1 egg yolk. Lubricate the sore spot several times a day
- as a compress is also suitable slurry from the fresh leaves of burdock or plantain ;
- wrap cereal oatmeal in the woven cloth or gauze, soak in cold water and apply this poultice on the affected area. Repeat should be every 2-4 hours
- if you have a burned face, make a mask of grated fresh cucumber. Rinse with cool water after 15-20 minutes
- if you burned the skin around the eyes, attach chilled brewed tea bags ;
- drink plenty of water eat more juicy fruits and vegetables (watermelon, melon, beets)
- do not repeat the same mistake twice — the skin after sunburn requires the restoration of about 3-6 months. If the burned skin peeled off, then a new layer of softer, vulnerable and more sensitive. This means that you can burn even stronger and faster. Be careful, protect yourself from burns clothes and special sunscreen.
It will not be superfluous to warn thatcan puncture the bubbles. formed on the skin from sunburn - you can carry the infection, and thereby increase pain.
All the above tools and tips you can use if the skin is reddened and inflamed, but if you have a fever, appeared painful blisters, sunburn, occupy a large part of the body, and you feel unwell — immediately call an ambulance!.
Last summer, from the river almost did not go out, and the weather was hot. And of course all this was not without consequences - it was burned in the sun. There were terrible pains, the whole back was burning. The night was tormented. And in the morning I went to the pharmacy, where I was advised to buy - cream Pantenol-911 (Twins Tak), and it is inexpensive, and the result is worth it. After several applications, it became much easier. A few days later, only a tan stayed on my back. A necessary remedy, especially in the summer.
And we decided to prepare ourselves before leaving for Egypt, went to the pharmacy and asked what kind of good cream after the sun to help with burns, the skin was well nourished. The girl gave us Vitamin EF cream with silver and tea tree oil. Said it is very praised. On the second day after my arrival, I went blind with a sunstroke, temperature, chills, in general a complete set. The back, stomach and legs are badly burnt. The sun is certainly infernal there! They smeared all the burnt places with cream, as they told us in the pharmacy, straight layer. The most amazing thing is that the redness has quickly descended, as if in a tan passed and the skin did not become cloudy and not even peeled off! We were very surprised that this is possible, usually we always climb (in the cream the richest composition, in general the tool is very universal as it turned out!