Sunburns to the Extreme

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Dermatologists say shaving cream can be effective, especially if formulated with cooling menthol or healing aloe. What are the drawbacks? Shaving cream can be pricey and isn’t always in your medicine cabinet.

Of course, it’s best to avoid sun damage in the first place by consistently applying a Medical broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen of SPF 30 and above to your face and your body lotion or spray be sure to apply often and rub it in; A spray will sit on your skin doing nothing but you sweating it off! Stay out of direct sunlight between 1Oam and 4pm. But when you do experience sunburn, be sure to take the following steps to heal quickly, However if you experience any nausea or vomiting call GHFM immediately. Dehydration is usually the culprit! You may need and IV and or an antiemetic to stop the over active gastrointestinal track! (Hopefully you knew we do IV’s in the office and not nearly a 10th of what you will be charged in the ER)

● Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water and eat high-water foods like celery, tomatoes,
cucumber, melon, yogurt, watermelon, cauliflower, spinach, strawberries and
grapefruit.
● Shower or bathe in cold water to cool skin.
● Take an anti-inflammatory, as directed.(after seeing your physician)
● Use aloe vera gel, which has anti-inflammatory properties.
● Apply a compress of water and baking soda every 15 minutes to restore skin’s pH
balance.
● Use a mask of plain Greek yogurt on the face and body. The probiotics decrease the
skin’s sensitivity and redness.

Sunburn is your skin’s response to extreme UV damage. Sunburn and sun exposure over time can cause discoloration and uneven skin tone, which could cost you thousands of dollars to correct!

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