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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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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 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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My body is very dry that i get cuts on my fingers and feet i need to know what is the best moisturizer , I avoid drinking lots of water because I have to visit the toilet each time I do that ..please help ?

My body is very dry that i get cuts on my fingers and feet i need to know what is the best moisturizer , I avoid drinking lots of water because I have to visit the toilet each time I do that ..please help ?

Lanolin-containing: Preparations such as Bag Balm or Udder Butter are excellent for dry cracked skin. These are originally intended for the udders of dairy cows but the workers discovered the ointments made their chapped hands soft. these can be purchased at any drug store in the skin care department. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...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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Please help docs! is only drinking water good or bad?

Please help docs! is only drinking water good or bad?

Water: Water is good for the body to keep you hydrated and maintain balance from water losses. Purely drinking water is fine as long as you have a balanced diet eating recommended amounts of carbohydrates, protein, dairy, and fats. Water alone will not provide all nutrients needed. ...Read more

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Why is drinking water before/after/in themiddle of any meal good/bad?

Why is drinking water before/after/in themiddle of any meal good/bad?

NEED RULES?: Drinking water before/after/with dinner sort of like peas or carrots or potatoes with dinner. If it's part of dinner and you're eating in moderation, why not. No particular reason to do or not to do. Neither good nor bad. Just part of dinner. Or not. ...Read more

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Is drinking water on an empty stomach good or bad?

Is drinking water on an empty stomach good or bad?

Good for dieting: When you drink water before you eat if fills you stomach and make eat less. ...Read more

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Drinking Water (Definition)

Drinking water has been processed to remove impurities and contaminants, and is ...Read more