Help?!? Can I put aloe on my severe peeling sunburn? I'm very uncomfortable so I tried it and now areas are stinging and hurting not the whole burn
Discontinue. Anytime you put something on an open area of skin, like a burn, and it hurts more, you should discontinue it. It may be the aloe, but it may also be preservatives or other chemicals in the aloe cream that are causing the worsening of pain. If you are that uncomfortable, take ibuprofen, put cool (not cold) compresses on the burn area and change often. If that does not help, you need to see doc!
Simple Care. Sunburn is response of the tissues to injury from solar radiation. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Do not use ice as this can injure already injured skin. Cool water soaks can help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring . Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps.
YES. Aloe vera is commonly used for good reason; it is safe and effective. Calendula cream or lotion is also very helpful, for many even more than aloe. Try vit. C 1000 mg 2-4x/day. For other home remedies see http://www.Mountainroseherbs.Com/newsletter/08/july/sunburn.Html homeopathy can also be very helpful. See http://www.Healinglifehomeopathy.Com/article_archives/july09.Htm.