How to treat a Sunburn?

Sunburn Treatment

A Sunburn is the condition in which excessive exposure to the sun causes redness, itching and inflammation(swelling) of the skin. Following are some tips for its treatment.

  1. Avoid going out in the Sun after getting a sunburn.
  2.  It is important to dissipate the heat that has penetrated into the layers of the skin, so it is important to apply cooling gels such as aloevera and cold compresses.
  3.  Avoid applying ice since it will cause a different type of burn.
  4. Avoid putting thick ointments and creams to relieve the skin, these can trap the heat and make the condition worse.
  5. Apply cold milk or yoghurt these will help absorb heat from the skin.
  6. Cold cucumber can be mashed and applied for a soothing effect.
  7. Boil and mash a potato apply this over the sunburn, starch in potatoes is known to absorb heat from the skin.

It is best to use a Sunscreen before stepping out in the Sun to prevent Sunburns.

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