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Old 06-01-2020, 01:41 AM   #1
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Got a little too much sun on my arms this weekend after just getting over a sunburn. So basically I got a sunburn on top of a sunburn. I have yellow blisters all over my arms. One is about 2 1/2" wide and 3" long and about 1" tall. It's going to bust probably but I read you're not supposed to pop them. I have Aloe Vera and some other stuff that's supposed to help with minor sunburns. This is the worst one I've seen let alone had. What's the quickest way to speed up the healing process on a hardcore sunburn?

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Old 06-01-2020, 01:47 AM   #2
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I really wish I could pop this huge blister. It's nasty lookin and I'm kinda tired of seeing it.

What I can tell you is I just used some Aloe Vera that must've had an extra ingredient in there cause boy howdy I'm here to say my arms are burning like a freakin barn right now. Holy smokes that's some bad stuff. That's not gonna help nothin. That crap is junk. It just won't stop burning.....Oh my dear Lord. Holy poop it burns bad.

It was supposed to numb the sunburn........uhhhh.......yeah that was the exact opposite of numbing. I felt every second of it. That was a sting that wouldn't get off me.

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Old 06-01-2020, 04:51 AM   #3
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Solarcaine or something named like that. It's a spray on medication so you don't have to touch the sunburn.
But if it's bad enough, you might want to see a Dr

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Old 06-01-2020, 05:19 AM   #4
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I've never had one that bad, but we always keep some kind of Aloe vera gel in the refrigerator. It's very cooling when you put it on and it helps pull the heat out.

It sounds like you have 2nd degree burns and I'm not too sure much will help other than seeing a doctor.

Good luck, I know it can be miserable

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Old 06-01-2020, 05:20 AM   #5
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Motrin will help the pain. Take motrin before you get out in the sun. That will prevent a sunburn.
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Old 06-01-2020, 05:41 AM   #6
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If you got blisters I would go see a Dr. All the Aloe in the world isn't going to help.
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Old 06-01-2020, 06:26 AM   #7
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i was given some stuff called silvadine a few years back for a burn i got. it wasnt a sunburn, but was told it would work for sunburn.. and man did that stuff work miracles.

i hate sunburns. I would rather take a swift kick to the gonads than have a bad sunburn.
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Old 06-01-2020, 06:42 AM   #8
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i was given some stuff called silvadine a few years back for a burn i got. it wasnt a sunburn, but was told it would work for sunburn.. and man did that stuff work miracles.

i hate sunburns. I would rather take a swift kick to the gonads than have a bad sunburn.
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Old 06-01-2020, 06:52 AM   #9
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Nothing I know of OTC will help if burned to that degree. Whatever you decide be very diligent with bacteria until blisters are healed.
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Old 06-01-2020, 06:57 AM   #10
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A doctor won’t do anything but tell you take Tylenol and apply a topical. It’ll heal on its own after a week or two
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Old 06-01-2020, 06:58 AM   #11
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unfortunately....time is all there really is
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Old 06-01-2020, 07:05 AM   #12
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Dang sorry to hear that. Solarcaine spray as mentioned above should help, has lidocaine in it. What is a smart country boy like you running around in the sun without a light long sleeve shirt on? Sounds like you forgot to put it on twice. Hope you get the pain to subside and that it heals up for you
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Old 06-01-2020, 07:11 AM   #13
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Old 06-01-2020, 07:18 AM   #14
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I'll look into that Solarcaine stuff guys. Thank y'all.

I was hauling dirt all last weekend and this weekend too. Peeled and I thought I was healed up so I just go out in it like it's no big deal. It turned out to be a huge deal. Guys this doesn't look like any sunburn most have seen. It literally looks like fire burned me in spots. And feels like it too. I've been taking ibuprofen and putting sunburn ointment on the really bad spots. It's all bad but I mean the parts beside the blisters are sore as can be the blisters themselves ain't too bad. Not good by any means but the red spots are enough to make a person urinate on themselves when you touch one or put a shirt on or.....anything really. It's hard sleeping like this.

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Old 06-01-2020, 07:23 AM   #15
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Years ago, I discovered Solarcaine. It worked pretty good. I went fishing with a buddy, his boat was bright white. I stood up on the bow of the boat, all day, with no shoes on. The next day, my feet were so swollen up, I could not get shoes or boots on and I had to go to work. I wound up going to HEB barefoot, looked around found some Solarcaine, put it on my feet. My feet felt better right off, the swelling went down noticeably within a couple hours, to the point I could put my shoes on. There is nothing that will be a quick cure for your situation, but I can tell you Solarcaine works very well.
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Old 06-01-2020, 07:35 AM   #16
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Can you get Solarcaine at the grocery store? I gotta get me some of that stuff ASAP.
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Old 06-01-2020, 08:24 AM   #17
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Motrin/Ibuprofen will help the discomfort a bit, and also get the over-the-counter cortisone cream--Cortisol or generic.

This burn is more severe since your skin had not healed from the prior burn.
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Old 06-01-2020, 08:30 AM   #18
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Can you get Solarcaine at the grocery store? I gotta get me some of that stuff ASAP.
Should be able to, or any pharmacy.

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Old 06-01-2020, 08:31 AM   #19
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Time is basically the only thing outside of the Aloe Vera type stuff. I got a bad one on my back building a deck one time. Which consequently led to "hell's itch." Worst thing I've ever experienced. I looked like a Crystal Meth Tweaker. Literally couldn't sit still. I tried all the home remedies and OTC stuff I could find on the internet. Aloe was the only thing that slightly took the edge off.
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Old 06-01-2020, 08:40 AM   #20
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You might try this stuff, my shoulders got pretty burned memorial weekend. Then got burned again on Saturday. My legs were burned pretty good as well. Iíve been using this and the pain went away pretty quick and is healing well.



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Old 06-01-2020, 08:43 AM   #21
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Pour Apple cider vinegar in a bath and soak in it.
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Old 06-01-2020, 08:49 AM   #22
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Cool bath for temporary comfort and all of the above...good luck.
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Old 06-01-2020, 08:51 AM   #23
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Best thing I have ever used especially on severe burns
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Old 06-01-2020, 08:53 AM   #24
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Motrin will help. Buy a gallon jug of white vinegar and use a wash rag to apply. It will take the heat out. Be ready for the jokes...What's the dill...pickle? Use the whole jug. If your lips are chapped/burned- do not use vinegar on your lips! If you like tea..make some tea and use the bags. Dab areas with the tea bags. The tannin (sp?) helps take he heat out. The plus for vinegar- if you're camping bugs won't bother as much!
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Old 06-01-2020, 09:03 AM   #25
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Take a shower & get it as warm/hot as you can take it (I know it sounds nuts but it works) Good ole noxzema smeared on afterwards will give you relief!!
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I'll add witch hazel and rose water for temporary relief. Nothing that iv found will take it away permanently other than time.
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Old 06-01-2020, 09:10 AM   #27
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Change your socks, take some Motrin, and drink some water....
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Man, only thing I dislike more than a sunburn is a thief. Sucks man.

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The huge blister broke this morning. Oh my gosh this sucker dog burns like heck.
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Old 06-01-2020, 09:26 AM   #30
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Old 06-01-2020, 09:33 AM   #31
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Hydrate, hot shower, aloe gel, all can help. The only thing that will truly make it better is time. You're just gonna have to endure some suck for a few days. I just got over a pretty good burn myself. You're gonna be shedding like a lizard in a week.
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Old 06-01-2020, 09:39 AM   #32
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Take motrin before you get out in the sun. That will prevent a sunburn.

How does that work?
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Old 06-01-2020, 09:47 AM   #33
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Take aspirin after you get out of the sun, helps stop the burn. If you can find menthol shaving cream, it will take the burn away within hours. It's just hard to find.

https://www.health.com/condition/ski...-cream-sunburn
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i was given some stuff called silvadine a few years back for a burn i got. it wasnt a sunburn, but was told it would work for sunburn.. and man did that stuff work miracles.

i hate sunburns. I would rather take a swift kick to the gonads than have a bad sunburn.
Dang good stuff...what we use if we get a lil too close.
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I took some ibuprofen and wrapped some stuff that's supposed to clean wounds along with some stuff that's supposed to help with burns. I don't know we'll see what happens. If this gauze sticks to my skin I'm gonna cry like a little girl when I go to take it off.
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My wife got a horrific sunburn at a hunt test earlier this year. So bad they were talking about plastic surgery. They gave her silvadine also, and it worked. She's still scarred from the burn, but it took the pain away and helped heal it.
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I'm telling ya, if any of the ladies in the house have noxzema laying around go find it...I was in your shoes a few years back & got the same advice here. It helps. Best relief was applying after the hot showers. Life saver.
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How does that work?


I was wondering the same thing.


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How does that work?
Sunburn is an inflammatory process. NSAIDS counter inflammation.
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I've seen a few posts about warm/hot shower and I did that once and it wasn't good. May have been my experience but I asked a dermatologist and they said not to do that. Just my experience though.
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Take aspirin after you get out of the sun, helps stop the burn. If you can find menthol shaving cream, it will take the burn away within hours. It's just hard to find.

https://www.health.com/condition/ski...-cream-sunburn
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Since everyone has given you sound advice, my question is....... why did you do it again ?? As momma would say , Ain’t you learned nothin. Take care of yourself, skin cancer ain’t fun.
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Got a spot on my forehead I'm gonna have to get checked out here soon from a sun burn a couple years ago that wasn't nearly that bad.
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Old 06-01-2020, 12:34 PM   #44
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Lots of good advice on this thread.

However, I'll just say it. Sunscreen is a good idea anytime you are out in the sun for an extended period. Or wear long clothes and protect yourself. There's a reason you don't see construction workers wearing t-shirts and shorts working outside. Skin cancer is real and affects many more people than most want to believe. With the availability of all kinds of outdoor clothing today, there's really not much excuse to get burned like that.

Don't take it the wrong way, I've been there and done that myself as far as sun burns go. Looking back, I was just not thinking and a little foresight could have prevented a lot.
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Lots of good advice on this thread.

However, I'll just say it. Sunscreen is a good idea anytime you are out in the sun for an extended period. Or wear long clothes and protect yourself. There's a reason you don't see construction workers wearing t-shirts and shorts working outside. Skin cancer is real and affects many more people than most want to believe. With the availability of all kinds of outdoor clothing today, there's really not much excuse to get burned like that.

Don't take it the wrong way, I've been there and done that myself as far as sun burns go. Looking back, I was just not thinking and a little foresight could have prevented a lot.
Oh man sunscreen from here on out. I agree with ya.
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Agreed with the Sunburnt product!!!!!!!
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Old 06-01-2020, 01:00 PM   #47
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Sunburn is an inflammatory process. NSAIDS counter inflammation.


It may help with the pain but is not going to prevent you from getting sunburned.


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It looks way worse than it did when I took this picture.
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