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How do you treat really bad sunburn?

I went to san diego for the week, and i got a really bad sunburn on my upper back. Is there anything i can do to it or put on it that will make it better or heal faster. Like, treat it?

Asked By: Ecko - 7/14/2007
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cold water is the best first aid when you burn yourself - 20 minutes under the tap is ideal. NEVER ice or vinegar or milk or butter or green tea or mustard or toothpaste or sunscreen or semen or vaseline or tomatoes or vanilla extract or yogurt or sour cream or egg white or lavender oil or cocoa butter or salt or tea... More
Answered By: Aussie Nurse - 7/15/2007
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Aloe Vera works really well to calm the burn. All you can really do is put that on your skin as often as you feel like it and try not wear clothing in that area.
Answered By: ejd8206 - 7/14/2007
 
Aloa vera, cool baths, no chemicals, no sun contact, keep it hydrated, no picking peeling skin.
Answered By: xxworthlessxx - 7/14/2007
 
If it's a serious burn, you may need to go to the doctor and get a prescribed steroid cream. There are lotions that you can buy that have lidocane in them that also help numb the pain, if it's not serious enough to get a prescription.
Answered By: JS820 - 7/14/2007
 
Co-co butter lotion! It'll help hold a tan and help w/ the pain. If not use ALOE VERA but the lotion is better.
Answered By: Meg B - 7/14/2007
 
Aloe vera gel is very good for the skin, but to ease the burn feeling, maybe Solarcain will help. It takes the sting out and conditions the skin. You can get it anywhere, pharmacy, Walmart, Shopko, etc. Ask in the pharmacy section of any store. Good luck!
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Answered By: middnightangell75 - 7/14/2007
 
I know this sounds really silly but I get burnt really bad quite often and as a child my grandmother would put vinegar on it. It helps with the sting.
Answered By: mwhite111 - 7/14/2007
 
1- Drink A LOT of water... More
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Answered By: Jessica - 7/14/2007
 
Aloe Vera goes a long way towards healing the burn, but unless you have a FRESH Aloe plant, you're kind of SOL there... More
Answered By: flywho - 7/14/2007
 
oh yea i have a sunburn right now to and it hurts like crazy but i put this stuff called ALAVARA and it gives you like this cool feeling andit helps so you should try it!!
Answered By: Lauren M - 7/15/2007
 
It's going to take a while to heal, sorry. Take cool baths to reduce the heat on it. If you want, you can use aloe Vera on the burn. No guarantee on the healing powers on it, though.
Answered By: wolfman28 - 7/16/2007
 
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