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Friday, April 4, 2008

Sunburn

Last Sunday we were at the beach again but this time my sister plan it. Her family was not here during Easter Sunday. My nephew’s and son get sun burn and they complaining about it when the following day. SUNBURN is a burn to living tissue such as skin produced by overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, commonly from the sun's rays.

Prevention:

  1. The sun is most intense between 10am and 3pm so limit your sun exposure during these hours.
  2. Clouds don't block UV radiation. To avoid getting burned on overcast days, wear sunscreen.
  3. Wear UV filtering sunglasses to protect your eyes.
  4. Use lip balm with sunscreen to protect lips from burning.
  5. Wear sunscreen when you are swimming in an outdoor pool. You can get sunburn while swimming.

Treatment:

  1. Apply products containing aloe, vitamin E or both.
  2. Vinegar is a remedy for the stinging sensation on a burn and any products with lidocaine.
  3. Drink fluids to prevent hydration, eat foods with high protein this will assist repair the tissue.
  4. Take pain reliever such as ibuprofen, acetaminophen.
  5. Apply a clean washcloth soaked with cool milk like a cold compress.
  6. Avoid the sun while healing, and to take precautions to prevent future burns.
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