Sun Poisoning

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  1. Meerkat

    Meerkat Seeking The Truth

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    My feet have sun poisoning from beach trip. My legs and arms have been exposed to the sun from working outside so they are not so easy to burn.
    So far milk is what I'm using,is tha the best thingfor sun poisoning?
     
  2. backlash

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    Sun Poisoning: Symptoms and Treatment

    Sun Poisoning
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    Treating Sun Poisoning

    For severe sunburn, these simple remedies usually do the trick:

    Get out of the sun.
    Take a cool (not cold) shower or bath or apply cool compresses.
    Drink extra fluids for a few days.
    Take ibuprofen or acetaminophen to relieve pain.
    Use aloe gel or another moisturizer.
    Completely cover sunburned areas when going outside.

    Seek immediate medical care for these symptoms:

    A sunburn that forms blisters, covers a large area, or is very painful
    Facial swelling
    Fever and chills
    Upset stomach
    Headache, confusion, or faintness
    Signs of dehydration

    Treatment for PMLE depends on its severity. Other than staying out of the sun and protecting yourself when you are, you may not need treatment. The rash can clear by itself within seven to 10 days. For solar urticaria, antihistamines are effective in some cases.

    Other treatment or prevention for either type of reaction may include:

    Topical corticosteroids
    Sunscreen with both ultraviolet B (UVB) and ultraviolet A (UVA) protection
    Phototherapy with psoralen UV light (PUVA) to desensitize skin to UV light
    Low-dose antimalarials (for PMLE)
     

  3. Meerkat

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    Thanks for info.I can't believe i left my feet out from under the unbrello,but of course I also walked down the each a lot too.
    There are little red blood spots on tops of my feet.Now I can't wear shoes for awhile .
    I can't pull up most sites now since so many upgraded.
    I had a lot of9 fun playing with the grandkids in the waves,always loved swimming in ocean.Hubby won't go in since hes disabled,said he could'nt get away from sharks,I said you could'nt out swim a shark at any age.:confused :
    Only part I got burned was my feet from wearing shoes all the time in the garden and chicken areas.:wave:
     
  4. backlash

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    I had a Navy buddy that passed out on his stomach with his feet in the afternoon tropical sun.
    Burnt both of them so bad he couldn't walk.
    He was in sick bay for about 3 weeks. The Navy was not pleased but they didn't press charges.
     
  5. JustCliff

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    Meerkat:
    I got rid of the sun poisoning that has been on my arms for years. Before I got rid of it, i could not even expose my arms to the sun. They would itch like mad and swell with red bumps.
    I started spraying food grade hydrogen peroxide on my arms after I got out of the shower and dried off. Spray it on your feet and legs and let it dry. Don't do it before bed! The increased O2 in your system will keep you awake.
    Do some research on Hyrogen peroxide. It has been and is still used for a good many ailments. I buy the 35% FG and dilute it. FG has not stabilizers. So if you want to take it internally in greatly diluted amounts, you can.
     
  6. Meerkat

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    Cliff,wonder if I can use the regular 3% if I dilute it ?:wave:
     
  7. Kevin123

    Kevin123 ExCommunicated

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    Use a good brand of sun screen and drink more water. Eat more fruits specially which are citric acid like oranges and grapefruits. I hope this will surely work for you.
     
  8. JustCliff

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    Yes you can. I just buy35% FG by the gallons because it can be used for so many things.
     
  9. Meerkat

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    Thanks yall.Feet are better and seems the peroxide did work.
    When they itch now I spray benedryl on them too after the peroxide.:wave:
     
  10. Emerald

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    Be a bit careful with the benedryl! you can over dose by skin absorption. I've done it before.. had to go to the ER.
    For itchy go with cortisone creams.