Really Bad Sunburn is a skin condition that most everyone will experience, at least once in their lifetime. Anyone who goes to the beach loves to swim, take a walk or do gardening in the yard will definitely get sunburned. But the good thing about it is it’s not that serious, especially if you know how to correctly apply sun protection.
What is sunburn?
It is a result of too much sun exposure or something that is equivalent to sun exposure, like tanning beds for instance. It is not dangerous in a sense that it can be treated easily but it can be quite uncomfortable.
What are the most common symptoms of sunburn?
- In mild and uncomplicated cases, sunburn usually results to
minor skin redness with a little bit of pain.
- You may expect that the skin will turn red after about 2-6
hours of sun exposure and then feel irritated.
- But expect to see the worst effect between 12 to 24 hours.
What are the risks of bad sunburn?
Sometimes, sunburn can be more serious than usual and it is called sun poisoning. And it is usually characterized by severe skin burning and blistering, massive fluid loss or dehydration, electrolytes imbalance, which can possibly lead to infection.
Other severe symptoms to experience are: chills, fever, nausea or vomiting or can be both, flulike symptoms, blistering that may range from very fine to large blisters.
When is it time to seek medical help?
When you feel that your sunburn is quite unbearable, you must call your doctor immediately. He may give you an evaluation of whether he needs to see you in his office or may decide to treat you at home.
However, if you experience any of the following symptoms, you may need to go to the hospital’s emergency department:
severe pain or blistering, headache, confusion, nausea and vomiting or fainting.
What are the common treatments for sunburn?
- It is best to give first aid treatment to very mild cases
of sunburn. And this can be done by taking a cool shower to relieve the
feeling of hotness. But remember not to make your bath water ice cold.
- It is also recommended that you keep yourself hydrated by
drinking a lot of water.
- It is also best to put on aloe vera or aloe-based lotions
to soothe irritated skin. These are available in our online store
For Bad sunburn you could try any of the following:
Soov Burn Spray which contains a numbing agent to help with the pain as well as cooling and soothing ingredients so help ease discomfort and support recovery.
Mebo Burn Repair Ointment – Which is great for bad sunburn or burns from the bbq or kitchen
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