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Old 08-04-2010, 03:16 PM
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I very stupidly spent the day in the boat with no hat or lotion as it was cloudy and mostly comfortable - I jst now looked and see I got a fairly bad sunburn. Under the hardtop most of the time but didn't help.

Is there anything I can do now to reduce the pain for later and help it heal... Anybody have aspecial remedy?
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Old 08-04-2010, 03:22 PM
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The sunburn aloe lotion helps.

Cloudy days are the worse for sunburn because people think that they don't need it due to cloud cover...
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Drink heavily. Actually, the only thing that I ever recall giving some type of relief was that stuff in a can that you spray on. My Mom use to always have it handy. I forget the name. It felt really cold when you sprayed it on.
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Tylenol will help the pain, but in all reality nothing but time will help. You could also try lidocaine patches but you might need a rx for them.
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Drink heavily. Actually, the only thing that I ever recall giving some type of relief was that stuff in a can that you spray on. My Mom use to always have it handy. I forget the name. It felt really cold when you sprayed it on.








I grew up with it too!

Bactine.



I have also found a very helpful cream from AVON that works wonders for a recent burn. It's not a "sun burn cream", but a moisturizing cream that they have sold for a long time. The pain will quickly go away (you'll have a cool feeling) and you pretty much won't be peeling your dead skin off in a few days. Yep, it's that good.

It's at home (and I'm not), so I will post the name of it later tonight.

Stay cool!
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I just called the Admiral.

The name of it is "Avon's Moisture Therapy Extra Strength Cream". It comes in a 3 oz. jar. It's about $6 ea if you buy them solo. I buy it on eBay for $15 for a box of 6, plus $6 s/h. I can get you the sellers info if you like, but since you are burned now, you might want to find it locally.

And remember, get the jar of cream, not the tube or the bottle of lotion. The jar of cream.

Good luck!
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Ocean Potion Ice Gel w/ aloe and lidocaine. Good stuff.

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I grew up with it too!

Bactine.



I have also found a very helpful cream from AVON that works wonders for a recent burn. It's not a "sun burn cream", but a moisturizing cream that they have sold for a long time. The pain will quickly go away (you'll have a cool feeling) and you pretty much won't be peeling your dead skin off in a few days. Yep, it's that good.

It's at home (and I'm not), so I will post the name of it later tonight.

Stay cool!
That is it I think it just felt good because it was so cold coming out of that can.
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A captain I mated for, when I was young and lived in the keys, said to take the hotest shower possible. He used to say, "That will take the sting out".....

Of coarse, I always thought he was a sadist.....
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Panama Jack - Aloe Cocoa Butter Moisturizer........works for me.

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cool not cold bathtub dump in half a box of bakeing soda -- go soak in it -
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white vinegar it will take the sting out instanly but you will smell like a salad until you shower an old navy man told me about it it really does work good luck
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The hot shower works, increase heat as you can take it, apply lotion while still hot/wet, then cool.
It does take the heat out. Solarcaine is the spray from the past, wicked when applied but it works for the pain.
Welders who get "flashed" cut Potato discs and place over the eyes, does the same thing, takes the heat out. they turn black quick. flashed feels like eyes full of beach sand. Awful.
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Originally Posted by LI Sound Grunt View Post
I very stupidly spent the day in the boat with no hat or lotion as it was cloudy and mostly comfortable - I jst now looked and see I got a fairly bad sunburn. Under the hardtop most of the time but didn't help.

Is there anything I can do now to reduce the pain for later and help it heal... Anybody have aspecial remedy?
I don't know if you can get up there but I use " cornhuskers lotion "
lay it on heavy a couple times and if I keep using for a couple days after I won't peel.

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My best sun burn relief is Noxema cream. I keep a jar in the fridge all the time. It's a beautiful thing to put the cold Noxema cream on a sunburn. Instant relief that lasts for hours.

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if you can find a place that sell water-jel products there the best for burns we use them at work and i always take a few pouches to keep around the house and to take on vacation
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believe it or not.........brew some real strong tea.........chill it,soak a towel or face cloth etc.with the tea and apply to affected area....it works!!!
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X3 on hottest shower possible. I will then usually turn it down to as cold as I can stand it, then put on one of the "after the burn" lotions as noted. "Active on" and "PK50" (I think thats what its called) work great on burns so I would guess they would work on sun burns. I have also heard of the vinegar and have heard that rubbing on yogurt also helps but I have not personally tried either of those.
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Originally Posted by allureobx View Post
white vinegar it will take the sting out instanly but you will smell like a salad until you shower an old navy man told me about it it really does work good luck
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Bactine - What a blast from the past, thanks!! That shit did work.

Find a wild Aloe plant, break off 3-5 stems, break open at the base and rub on the areas that hurt. Nothing better than natures cure from the source. Then skin lotion of your choice after that sits for 10-15 min. Next peel your skin like "Stewy" after his burn in the tanning bed.
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