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Old 09-04-2011, 07:24 PM
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I am sure some of you have got the dreaded sunburn itch on your back after the second or third day of the burn. I am going outta my mind can't scratch...makes it 100000000 x worse. My chick was laughing her ass off at me because she has no idea...
I wore spf 40 all day so the burn was fairly minor but this itch is crippling
What's the cure?
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Old 09-04-2011, 07:31 PM
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Um, grouper, try calomine lotion...
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Old 09-04-2011, 08:05 PM
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Milk! Apply the milk for a day or two and the itch will disappear. Of course the itch will disappear anyway in a day or two but applying the milk will give you something to do while waiting for the itch to go away.
I feel for you buddy, I've been there.
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Originally Posted by seabob4 View Post
Um, grouper, try calomine lotion...
Dude its under the skin feels like bugs are crawling around and bitting me effing sucks
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Old 09-04-2011, 10:53 PM
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Anything that has starch in it, try a potato...Cut it up and rub on the burnt area
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Old 09-05-2011, 04:42 AM
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Damn am I the only person on here that has experienced this? The burn was very minor, I have had many bad blistering sun burns from working on the water all my life and never had this itch. I could not move or I would start to itch everywhere on my back. It still is bad but not as bad as last night. I was freaking out as in looked like I was convulsing trying to itch my back. If anything touched it my entire back would fire off massive itching under the skin. Anything I put on it would just dry it out more and make it worse...
Feels like bugs crawling and biting under skin fml
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Old 09-05-2011, 05:57 AM
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Try Cortisone Creame.
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Old 09-05-2011, 06:24 AM
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Its must have been your first burn of the year. You are thru the worst part. I have experienced what you are going thru. Makes you want to jump off the roof.

The consensus seems to be as hot as a shower that you can stand.

Read this:

http://www.medkb.com/Uwe/Forum.aspx/...n-extreme-itch

And keep the shirt on next time lol!
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Old 09-05-2011, 06:33 AM
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did the hot shower last night and I was able to get enough relief to sleep a few hours.. My babe put on cream but it just dried up and made it worse so shower 2. It is MMMMUCh better today but still itches. Yep your right tunny first burn of the year... I went without sunscreen for about 20-25min, then put on spf 40 or 50. I don't know if I have a burn on top of a burn or if that is even possible. I just figured I would come on here and cry like a little girl about it.
FYI the best thing I found was advil and benadril. That eased the pain/itch
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Old 09-05-2011, 06:38 AM
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vinegar is always a last resort
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Old 09-05-2011, 07:14 AM
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Benadryl......itching is caused by histamine release.......Benadryl = anti-histamine.

Pick up some Massengil while you're at the pharmacy too.
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Originally Posted by HDTBC View Post
Benadryl......itching is caused by histamine release.......Benadryl = anti-histamine.

Pick up some Massengil while you're at the pharmacy too.
x2 on the Benadryl. One of the best medications ever invented.
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Never put the cream on, it will make it worse. You have very damaged skin...take it from one who knows.
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dude if massengil would make it go away I would purchase a case
Jag.. very damaged skin as in just got too much sun that day or as in serious damaged skin? Some people get sun burns and never get the itch other than normal itch when it peals.. This shit is no JOKE makes you want to grind off your skin.. I am not the toughest dude in the world but I can take some pain.. Broken ribs, fingers, toes, nose.... the itching was worse than all of them. I would take a broken rib over that itching I exp last night any day of the week and twice on friday
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Aspirin is one of the best things for a sunburn. It dilates the skins blood vessels and promotes healing.
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Have you tried some balm?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzowSs9mNOM

Maybe some vagisil?
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I use aloe, and benadryl.
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Originally Posted by Edstillfishing View Post
I use aloe, and benadryl.
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X2.........

Hilo mentioned Milk,, he's correct and it will work. Sounds crazy but no matter how much sun screen I put on I work directly out in the sun and where my arm bends the top part is exposed more than anything. Get a rash there every once in a while in July and Aug from it cooking my skin even with sunscreen and you know the coffee creamers that are at about every table you sit down at to eat. That's what I use. What ever it is in milk , it works and not only on sun burn but on hot mexician food to. Learned this trick years ago running calif.
Ever stick something hot like hot peppers in my mouth and you can't drink water fast enough or you take a swallow of water it cools it off then it comes right back burning ... I"m use to them now and love hot food to death but milk or creamers will kill the hotness and buring a soon a you take a sip. Grandmother use to soak a rag or towel in milk and put it on us when we first got burning in early summer farming
Aloe has taken the place of most yesterdays back woods meds but I still use milk when I get that itch and nothing else seems to work.
Wonder if the GF is using this on her side as "I TOLD YOU SO"
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My advice is to start drinking heavily. Then who cares! My wife (girlfriend at the time) got burned like that about 20 years ago. She's from upstate SC and not wise to our coastal remedies. She began to itch so I said go take the hottest bath you can stand. Instead she used all cold water which made the symptoms 10x worse. She was writhing in the tub, splashing around,crying. I was laughing my ass off. Water all over the bathroom. Had to have my Dad call in a prescription for Atarax which totally ploughed her, but cured the problem. Now she laughs over the incident too.
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Old 09-05-2011, 03:31 PM
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This happened to me once about thirty years ago. That was the last time I took my shirt off outside! The itching was insane.

Doctor said Benadryl...I couldn't believe how well it worked.

Good Luck
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