A sunburn is a radiation burn to the skin produced by overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) light, commonly from the sun''s rays. A similar burn can be produced by overexposure to other sources of UV, such as tanning lamps and welding arcs. Exposure of the skin to lesser amounts of UV will often produce a suntan. Sunburn. Image courtesy of John L. Bezzant, M.D. and the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library. Enlarge Sunburn. Image courtesy of John L. Bezzant, M.D. and the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library.

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* Try taking a cool bath or shower. Or place wet, cold wash cloths on the burn for 10 to 15 minutes, several times a day. You can mix baking soda in the water to help relieve the pain. (Small children may become easily chilled, so keep the water tepid.) * Apply a soothing lotion to the skin. * An over-the-counter pain medication, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen may be helpful. DO NOT give aspirin to children.

Aloe gel is a common household remedy for sunburns. Aloe contains active compounds that help stop pain and inflammation of the skin.

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First Aid for Sunburn
... You should never get sunburned. It is not healthy and leads to premature aging, wrinkling of the skin and skin cancer. Sunburn is caused by too much exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light. This can be fro...
Source: HealthWorld

Sunburn
... You should never get sunburned! It is not healthy. It leads to premature aging, wrinkling of the skin and skin cancer. Sunburn is caused by overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) light. This can be from the...
Source: HealthWorld

   

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