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Is drinking a lot more water good for my bad sunburn?

Is drinking a lot more water good for my bad sunburn?

Not particularly.: Drinking a lot of water will make you pee more. If your sunburn is oozing, you do need to replace that water loss, but not much is needed to do that. Treat your sunburn from the outside, with cool wet dressings and an antiseptic ointment like silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) or bionect. And next time, apply a good sunscreen lotion (spf ~50) when you go outside. ...Read more

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Sunburn (Definition)

Sunburn is an intense inflammatory response to excessive sun exposure. It actually represents the body's reaction to tissue damage ...Read more


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Is moisturizing or drinking water good for my bad sunburn?

Is moisturizing or drinking water good for my bad sunburn?

Sun burn: Human skin can be burned by exposure to heat. There are 3 kinds of burns: first degree, where the skin is red. Second degree, where there are blisters, and third degree, where there is damage to flesh. A sun burn is a 1st degree burn, and while drinking water is good, it will not help your sun burn. Use cool compresses, and a moisturizer and a Hydrocortisone cream, and avoid further heat. ...Read more

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Should i go to the emergency room for increasingly swollen lips from a sunburn on sunday? I've been drinking lots of water, iced, used cucumbers, and took about 3 doses of Benadryl yesterday. They have become increasingly more swollen since yesterday morn

Should i go to the emergency room for increasingly swollen lips from a sunburn on sunday? I've been drinking lots of water, iced, used cucumbers, and took about 3 doses of Benadryl yesterday. They have become increasingly more swollen since yesterday morn

Sun poisoning: This is the non medical term for overexposure to many damaging rays. This is an inflammatory reaction by your tissues, and benedryl will not help. Ice was a good idea, but your dr. May deceide to place you on a steroid to reduce the swelling. ...Read more

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Does drinking lots of water help sun burn?

Does drinking lots of water help sun burn?

Thanks for asking!: Drinking water is very good for the body and what happens with a sun burn is it helps to hydrate the skin and allow the tissue to become more plumb. I would also apply topically some products that are hydrophilic or water loving that will help to soothe the skin. Of course, use spf everyday to avoid this problem. ...Read more

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I got sunburn and I have at least 30 tiny water blisters down my upper arm. They hurt really badly and I wondered. How can I get rid of them?

I got sunburn and I have at least 30 tiny water blisters down my upper arm. They hurt really badly and I wondered. How can I get rid of them?

Blisters sunburn: You likely have a first degree borderline second degree burn. Blisters will resolve overtime. Solarcaine is a topical anesthetic that would help you. Keep this area protected from the sun ...Read more

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Got a bad sunburn yesterday and since I've had a horrible headache on and off and been tired. Dehydrated maybe? Will smart water and gatorade work?

Got a bad sunburn yesterday and since I've had a horrible headache on and off and been tired. Dehydrated maybe? Will smart water and gatorade work?

Dehydration : you are dehydrated ,and you might be having the beginning of the heat stroke.you need garerade and salt water and a lot of smart water. Try when you are outdoor to avoid all alcoholic drink and minimize sodas it will increase the chance of dehydration and the chance of heat stroke ...Read more

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After drinking a few beers, the next morning, my left breast tissue feels very bruised and tender, pain, my back feels very sensitive, like sunburn?

After drinking a few beers, the next morning, my left breast tissue feels very bruised and tender, pain, my back feels very sensitive, like sunburn?

See your doctor: If you have fatty liver, i strongly suspect you are drinking more than a "few, " - or that term means something else to you than it does to me. If you have a fatty liver, you should not be drinking any alcohol at all. Whether the fatty liver is from obesity or drinking alcohol, more alcohol will only make it worse, and can lead to scarring, cirrhosis, liver failure and liver cancer. See your dr. ...Read more

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I went down my slide with water but after I got sunburn and I have black dots in my butt what should I do!

I went down my slide with water but after I got sunburn and I have black dots in my butt what should I do!

See doctor: The black spots/dots in your buttocks may be due to sunburn or healing spots after trauma .If it is not paining ,not like bump then wait and watch ,the dots may fade away otherwise consult your doctor . ...Read more

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I just found my 17 year old daughter soaking in a bathtub water with Clorox. She wants to remove sunburns. Is it safe?

I just found my 17 year old daughter soaking in a bathtub water with Clorox. She wants to remove sunburns. Is it safe?

Safe but silly: The diluted bleach will not lighten her tan. There are skin bleaches but they have to be used very judiciously or else you get splotchy results. Her suntan will naturally lighten during the winter months when sun exposure is lower. And if she doesn't want to be so tanned in the future she should use a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. ...Read more

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