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    Default Help! I am lobster red

    my husband and i went out on the boat yesterday and i forgot the sunscreen cause i sent it all with our one year old and did not think of taking a bottle with us. well we are looking like lobsters. when i went to bed last night i could not stop shaking i am in pain so if there are any suggestions of what could lessen the pain i would love to hear them. i have been applying aloe but it will only do so much.

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    solarcaine, aloe is actually an astrigent (don't know why it's gotten a reputation as a moisturizer) so it's only going to dry out more

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    Many people recommend bathing in vinegar. I have never tried it since I don't tend to burn but it is certainly worth giving it a shot. You might also consider taking something for the fever.
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    You can buy after sun treatments at most drugstores.

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    Ice helps take the heat out better!
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    thanks. i think i might try the vinegar. to svz so would lotion work better than aloe? i dont want to get dressed so i cant go to the store i am trying to find something around the house that works. and the ice sounds like a good idea but i am chicken lol.

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    I love Noxema (sp?) it feels like cool polar ice caps melting on your skin.....

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    Soaking in tea bags works too. lol.
    I know all the home remedies for this. I have been burnt really badly over the years. I was stuck in a tanning bed for and hour and 45 minutes when I was in high school (long story, fell asleep...)

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    Take some Advil/ibuprofen and keep taking it every few hours to keep inflammation and pain down. Get in a cool bath and then put on some cortisone ointment (not cream).

    Hope you feel better.
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    Have you had any swelling at all?

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    I done this as a child and nearly passed out. I hope you will be okay?

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    I've heard about bathing in vinegar, but have never tried it. Not sure how much you should use in the bath.

    Go to your local health food store and get some 100% shea butter. Some beauty supply stores carry it too. It is excellent for sunburn, and I use it daily as a moisturizer too.

    Don't use that colored aloe that they sell for sunburn. It's loaded with alcohol (most lotions are too) and will dry the skin out worse.
    Real, 100% aloe would be helpful though. So would cocoa butter.

    Hope you get to feeling better soon. Sunburn sucks.

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    Take some white vinegar and dab it on with cotton balls about once an hour. Don't bathe in it! Also, as someone else suggested, ibuprofen to cut the inflammation. Drink plenty of water.

    Once the burn loses its "sting", moisturize like crazy to help cut down on the itching once the skin starts to heal. Lubriderm is a good one to use.

    Hope you feel better soon!
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    thanks to everyone. i tried the vinegar but i did not bathe in it i put some in a spray bottle and jumped in the shower with it. i had to open the door cause it does not smell well lol but it took some of the sting out. i then lotioned up and took some motrin. i am feeling a little better. it still hurts when i touch it but for the most part i can now put on clothes. thanks to everyone again.

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    ouch!!! hope you get well soon.

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