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Suffering from Sunburn? We have what you need to know to ease the pain.

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Written by ClareWithTheHair

Suffering from Sunburn? We have what you need to know to ease the pain.

99.9% of the population are enjoying this gorgeous sunshine. We are seeing temperatures that we have not seen for years and it looks like it is here for a while yet! but with the sun comes a lot of red, sore, sunburn people walking about. So if you are Suffering from Sunburn? we have what you need to know to ease the pain.

Suffering from Sunburn? We have what you need to know to ease the pain.

Sunburn can make sleeping in these hot nights practically impossible, it is sore, painful and for many we go from red, to bright red to white, so really it is absolutely pointless, not to mention how dangerous it is.

Most of you will have mild and short lived sunburn so my tips will really help you out.

As soon as you think or as soon as you feel any bit burnt take action. Get out of the sun as soon as possible.

Cool your skin down and drink plenty of water.  Cool you skin by having a cold bath or shower, sponging it with cold water, or holding a cold flannel to it.

Use an after sun, I like Arnica gel but you can use lotions containing aloe vera to soothe and moisturise your skin. Apply as needed to the affected areas.

As mentioned above, drink a lot to avoid dehydration, it is all to easy to put the head down and sleep but before you do, get those fluids into you.

If needs be then take painkillers, such as ibuprofen or paracetamol, to relieve pain. It is important to chat to your pharmacist for their recommendations.

Until you have healed (within a week) try to avoid all sunlight. Do not sit in direct sunlight including through windows and if you must go out please cover the affected areas.

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However is you have more severe sunburn then contact your GP for advise especially of you have any of the following symptoms.

Blistering or swelling of the skin
Feeling the chills even when its still very warm.
If you high temperature of 38C.
Any dizziness, headaches and feeling sick, these are symptoms of heat exhaustion.

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I am never going to complain about this gorgeous sunshine but I will always wear a high SPF and limit my exposure to the midday sun.

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Suffering from Sunburn? We have what you need to know to ease the pain.

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