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What to do with sunburn

In summer, everyone can get sunburn during prolonged exposure to the open sun. It can be tourists or summer residents having a rest on the beach, in a word, all those who have spent a lot of time in the sun. With direct exposure to ultraviolet radiation, the skin begins to redden, and soon become inflamed and sore. In some cases, sunburn is accompanied by the manifestation of weakness, headache, as well as itching, peeling and blistering on the human skin. However, these symptoms can also be from heat sunstroke. Today we will look at effective measures that can reduce pain and allow the skin to recover from burns received.

1. Wet compress. For skin that is reddened and inflamed, the first useful aid will be a wet compress, but without a strong temperature contrast. This will help relieve pain while moisturizing your skin. In addition, it should be kept on the affected areas for about 15-20 minutes and, if possible, it is recommended to take a bath with water at room temperature.

2. Skin moisturizer. When leaving the bath or removing a cool compress, blot the burn area with a soft dry towel so that the body remains slightly wet. Then, gently apply moisturizer to your skin. It can be aloe gel or any other soothing - moisturizing lotion.

3. Removal of inflammation and pain. To do this, you need to take an anesthetic based on paracetamol, ibuprofen (not recommended if there is a sensitivity to the drug). And to enhance the effect, you can apply an over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream to your skin.

4. Wait a bit. Try not to go out in the sun before the skin recovers. And in any case, do not pierce the blisters that have already appeared. And in case the bubble burst itself, then wash this place with soapy water with an antiseptic and cover the wound with a gauze bandage.

It should also be noted that in addition to direct damage to the skin, sunburn can seriously harm the body as a whole, therefore, in case of fever, it is recommended to take traditional medicines such as aspirin and paracetamol. If the state of health does not return to normal, then you should immediately call a doctor or go to the clinic for examination, since perhaps sunburn could aggravate any chronic skin diseases or possibly provoked other infections in the body due to weakening of the body's immunity as a whole.

So, to protect your skin, get a sunscreen well in advance and don't neglect it. Do not stay in direct sunlight for long periods of time. Take care of your skin.

 

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