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Sisters treated for extreme sunburn after school banned sunscreen on school …

"Jesse Michener's two daughters Violet and Zoe suffered extreme sunburns on a school field day after being denied sunscreen protection. Common sense isn't a bad thing to use once in a while but then again that might involve putting two and two together…scallywagandvagabond"  11 year old Violet and 9 year old Zoe returned from a school field day battered by extreme sunburn from head to toe. Asked why they hadn’t applied sunscreen lotion the sister’s replied they weren’t allowed to by school teachers.

According to a very little known rule, state policy bans schools from allowing students to apply or carry to school suntan lotion because it is deemed an over the counter medication that requires medication. It seems that with the many additives found these days in lotions some students are at risk from experiencing allergic reactions, forcing many school students who should be using sunscreen protection to go without and possibly exposing themselves to very serious risks.

http://scallywagandvagabond.com/2012/06/sisters-treated-for-extreme-sunburn-after-school-banned-sunscreen-on-school-field-day/

 

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Try These At-Home Sunburn Treatments

Check out the following post for the latest and best in home remedies for sunburn.  Enjoy the summer, control the burn!!

Try These At-Home Sunburn Treatments

"Milk, oatmeal, and shaving cream can all help soothe the burn." It's all fun in the sun—until someone gets burned. Looking and feeling like a lobster? Ouch. We've all been there: Half of American adults under 30 say they've had a sunburn at least once in the previous year, according to government data released in May. And just one blistering burn can double the risk of developing melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer. "It's not worth having such a bad sunburn after day one that you have to stay inside the rest of the weekend and watch everyone else having fun through the window," says dermatologist Jessica Krant, founder of the Art of Dermatology practice in New York.
http://health.usnews.com/health-news/articles/2012/06/28/try-these-at-home-sunburn-treatments

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7 Best Tips For Relief for Sunburn

RELIEF FOR SUNBURN

1. You can treat sunburn by placing cool compresses on the damaged skin.  Do not place oil based products on burns. Oil based products on burns can cause infections.
2. Take cool shower but not cold shower. Add some vinegar to water before taking shower. It will give you relief from sunburns.  The odor from the vinegar is pretty insignificant
3. Take some of the root section off the plant “Touch Me Not” and chop them into the blender. You may need to add a ‘little water tto form a paste.  Apply to burn areas. It will take out the itch.
4. Calamine lotion can also be used to get relief from the  itching.
5. Potatoes are also useful for getting relief from sunburn. Take potatoes and wash them. Cut them into small pieces and blend them nin a blender. The resulting juice of the potatoes will take relieve the sting and itch from the damaged skin and give you relief.
6. Oatmeal pack has also been used effecctively and is considered one of the  best home remedy for relief of sunburns. You need to used cooked oatmeal for this.  Cook the oatmeal as you would normally.  Allow it to become  cool and apply the cold oatmeal on the sunburn then take a shower to remove it.
7. Use Aloe Vera to add moisture to the burns.  The best i s staight from the plant.  Squeeze the juice directly from the stem onto your burns.
Follow the above mentioned tips and get relief from sunburns.

Why does my skin peel after getting sunburn?
Your skin, as fussy as it might seem, actually has your best interest at heart.
When your skin is exposed to the sun for prolonged periods of time, ultraviolet rays emitted from the sum have a damaging effect to the top layer of the skin- actually killing the skin cells residing on the upper most layer of the skin while also drying your skin (in some cases even causing blistering of the skin). This is why when selecting a sunscreen for your skin, you want to ensure you are purchasing something that uses the best sunscreen ingredients to protect every inch of your skin.
As a natural reaction, your skin starts to quickly repair itself and build new cells to replace the ones killed off by harmful ultraviolet rays. During the rebuilding process, the dead skin sitting on top of your skin act as a guard in that it protects the deeper layers of your skin while the new top layers are being rebuilt.
Once  the rebuilding process has finished and the new layer of skin is ready to be exposed, the dead skin begin to peel off of your body. The skin peeling is an important and natural part of the healing process and you should pay important attention to the period

Peeling skin: What’s the best remedy?
Unfortunately, there is no quick remedy or cure for sunburn. Your skin needs time to naturally heal, repair, and rejuvenate itself. In fact, it may take several days to actually see the severity of damage from the sun.
While it may be a unpleasant and even painful process, there are some things you can do to treat the sunburn to provide relief to your skin.

Be cool
We all know how discomforting and irritating sunburn can be. For temporary relief, keep your skin cool by applying cool, damp cloths to regions giving you the most discomfort. Some prefer to take a cool baths to soothe the skin. While it is a great way to provide instant relief to the skin, remember that your skin is in a sensitive state and make a conscious effort to avoid any irritants like bath salts or solutions that may augment discomfort.

Be gentle
The Mayo Clinic advises that if your skin blisters from sunburn to leave the blisters in tact as disturbing the natural reaction of the skin may prolong the healing process and open yourself to inspection. If you must attend to the blistering, they recommend dressing the area lightly with gauze.
If being gentle is not enough, the Mayo Clinic further advises to use an anti-inflammatory medication to assist with the redness or soreness that come with the sunburn (they caution for teenagers or children not to take medication and recommend this route for adults only.)

Be thoughtful
There is nothing worse than the severely dry, itchy, tender state your skin is left in after being sunburn. Be thoughtful of your skin and give it the proper nourishment and hydration it needs by using a moisturizer that not only brings your skin relief, but assists in the healing process. Even after the skin peels, the skin is still somewhat sensitive as it is having exposure to the sun and environment for the first time. Continue to use a moisturizer until total relief and healing has been established by the skin.
Traditional and common therapies included and emphasized the natural ingredients found in aloe to help soothe and repair the skin. At Celazome Clinical Skin Care, we recommend our Penetrating Moisturizing Body Lotion to provide relief and help in the repair process. This moisturizing lotion was originally developed for a clinical setting to treat the severely damaged and hyper sensitive skin of burn patients. From being able to know our lotion has worked to provide relief to the skin of burn patients, we are able to guarantee it can provide relief and nourishment to your sunburn skin.
from EWG and Dermatologist Elizabeth L. Tanzi, MD, FAAD, clinical faculty in the department of dermatology at Johns Hopkins Hospital Center in Baltimore

RELIEF FOR SUNBURN-Using the Aloe Plant

Well, it’s getting to be sun and fun time once again.  We will all go out and enjoy that summer sun and fun.  Chances are that some of us will get a little too much sun.  And here we go again.  Red, itching, sore, flaking sunburn.  Now that we have succeeded in ruining our time for a few more days of pain and annoyance let’s talk about Relief for Sunburn.

I lived for years hearing about the benefits of aloe vera.  When family members got burned we tried all the usual remedies, cold showers, cold compresses, vinegar,  even over the counter aloe vera.  None of them really was ‘all that’.

One day we were talking with another light skinned friend and got on the ‘relief for sunburn issue’.  We asked her what she used to get relief from sunburn.   She said the only solution she had found to take care of all the problems associated with sunburn was Aloe Vera.  No, not the store bought over the counter diluted down concoction, but pure from the plant.  She had a live aloe vera plant growing in her home and whenever she needed relief for sunburn, she would cut off a leaf (they are more like thick strands) then squeeze out the juice from inside it.  The juice is like a gooey substance.  She would apply this lightly to the burn and that was it.

We have since used it straight from the plant and found it to work really well and much better than the diluted version.  Don’t forget this is not a suggestion for ‘severe’ sunburn or extreme dehydration. For those seek out medical advice.  It’s just something we have found to work for us for relief for sunburn.

 

 

Skin Care

Our skin plays an important role in our lives. In addition to protecting our bodies and internal organs, skin and its condition can also have an impact on appearance. For that reason, there are many men and women who are always on the lookout for ways to improve their skin or repair skin damage. Despite the fact that there are a countless number of over-the-counter skincare products that claim to provide relief and repair, there are also many natural remedies that can easily and safely produce the same results.

If you are an individual who suffers from peeling skin, you are urged to examine the vitamins that you currently consume. Whether it be through the taking of a vitamin supplement or through the consumption of vitamin rich foods, vitamins can play an important role in healthy skin. Proteins, vitamin A, vitamin B, and vitamin C can also assist with peeling skin. They do so by replenishing the skin with needed nutrients. For food consumption, fish, eggs, carrots, milk, cheese, vegetables, and citrus fruits should be consumed on a daily basis.

Eczema is another skin problem experienced by many. Eczema is dangerous on many different levels, as it often produces the uncontrollable urge to itch. This can result in an itchy rash, which can also increase one’s chances of developing an infection. One of the best ways to prevent an eczema outbreak is limit exposure to trigger factors. For some individuals, a trigger factor is food, such a dairy products. For others, an eczema trigger factor is close contact with certain chemicals, such as laundry detergent. If eczema is developed, a natural remedy that can provide relief is the daily consumption of tomato juice.
Razor burn is another skin problem that is experienced by men, women, as well as teenagers. The best way to prevent razor burn is by careful shaving. Warm water should be used to help soften up the skin. Soap is also advised, as it can help to move the razor along, resulting in less skin nicks and cuts. Should razor burn develop, crush a few strawberries and mix them with one spoon full sour cream. This mixture should be applied to the affected area and left on for around ten to fifteen minutes. Apply daily until the razor burn is no longer an issue.
Relief for Sunburn
Sunburn is another one of the many skin complications that many seek relief from. The good news with sunburns is that there are a number of natural remedies that can provide relief, mostly with the pain. Aloe Vera is one of the most well-known natural remedies for sunburns. Other remedies involve milk and raw cucumbers. For cucumbers, apply slices of raw cucumbers to the burned area for relief and a reduction in skin inflammation. As for milk, dip it in a paper towel or cloth and gently apply to the skin. Milk tends to have a claming affect on burned and inflamed skin.Dry skin is another skin condition that many try to seek relief from. Dry skin can result in itching and it can increase one’s chances of having an eczema outbreak. The good news, however, is that it is easy for many to naturally seek relief from dry skin. A mashed ripe banana is an ideal way to treat dry skin on the neck and face. Of course, this natural remedy can be used on other parts of the body, but it can get quite messy. Easy ways to relieve dry skin on the whole body include taking a milk bath once or twice a month or adding five drops of oat extract to warm bathwater.As outlined above, there are a number of natural remedies and home remedies that are ideal for treating a wide range of skin complications. Where the skin is concerned, it is important to keep any open cuts or wounds covered, as the risk of infection is quite high. Should you ever suspect an infection, seek medical treatment immediately, even if you are using some of the above mentioned natural remedies. [http://www.reliefforsunburn.com great info on sunburns]

Relief for Sunburns– How to Treat a Sunburn

Pain and reddened color of the skin after prolonged exposure under the sun is a positive sign of sunburn. Having exposed under the sun even less than 15 minutes unprotected by any source of protection will also give you other symptoms of sunburn  such as itching, peeling skin, rash, nausea, fever, blisters on shoulders, and syncope (fainting) are also the symptoms of sunburn. Usually, the later symptoms can also be a sign of dehydration. Since sunburn in unnoticeable while you are under the sun, you will can only see and feel that you have sunburn once you are out of the sun and indoors. Since the damage has already be don, might as well give solution to the current situation. Here are some first aid treatments you can do on getting relief for sunburns.

Sunburn affects the upper layer of the skin, considering it as already an example of a first degree burn. Just like any other burns, the first thing that any individual should do is to stop the burning process. This can be done by simply applying cool compress on the affected part of the skin for 10 minutes. Use aloe vera plant extracts and rub it gently on the burned areas. The gelatinous part of the plant has a cooling effect to cool down the burned areas. Use a milk and unscented lotion at night to keep your skin moisturized.

If the pain is intolerable, you can consult your physician regarding what kind of analgesic will you take. Do not self- medicate and try pain relievers recommended by any individuals because you might not know what side effects it can give your body. The physician will consider the past and present medical condition you might be having and your allergies.

Soak a cool and clean wash cloth in skim milk and put it over the affected area to make a protein coating to the skin. Protein helps in repairing and restoring the skin and minimizes the discomfort, as well. Hydrate yourself with lots of fluids. Drink water, fruit juices or sports drink as to replace the fluid loss during the burning process of the skin. Fruits juices also contain lots of vitamins and minerals as to help in the healing process of the burned skin.

Another way on getting relief for sunburns is by application of a paste, which is a mixture of baking soda and water on the burned skin. This can hasten up the healing process of the affected area.

It is not only important to know how to get relief for sunburns, you should also know how to protect yourself from having sunburn. It is possible to prevent sunburn before it happens, in the first place. Before exposing yourself under the heat of the sunlight, make sure you are protected with a good sunscreen. The higher SPF, the better it can protect you from the harmful UV rays of the sun. also, you can protect yourself from sunburn by wearing hat, sunglasses or covering the exposed areas of your skin.

Relief for Sunburn At Camp-Better to Prevent IT

Prevent Sunburn at Summer Camp

Every year kids eagerly await the moment when summer hits and it’s time to join all their friends again for camp. Whether it’s a day camp or an overnight camp, the outside activities will likely dominate the schedule. Because of this, it’s important to keep your kids skin safe from the sun. The following are some summer camp sunburn prevention tips to help protect your child’s skin while at camp.
SUNSCREEN
One of the best ways to protect children at camp is to make sure they have plenty of sunscreen to wear. Since you won’t be at camp with them, teach your child how to properly apply sunscreen so they can do it on their own. Also stress how important  frequency is, as sunscreen tends to wear off quickly while swimming, sweating and participating in other  activities. The likelihood of your child remembering to apply sunscreen while having fun with their friends is slim, so talk to the camp counselors and make sure you are on the same page with making sure sunscreen is reapplied often.
MORE SUN PROTECTION METHODS
Because sun screen alone, even the best,  will not block out all of the harmful UVA and UVB rays, it’s best to learn other ways to maximize your little campers sun protection. It may be wise to communicate with the camp director what types of things they do to combat a moderately high UV index.  That way you will have some assurances onsight and know what to  expect from their end and what you will need to include in your child’s camp bag. To be successful with other methods of sun protection, consider having your kids:
Wear a hat, especially ones with wide brims as they offer the best protection. According to the AAP, a wide-brimmed, three-inch hat can provide sun protection to a child’s nose (SPF 7), cheek (SPF 3), neck (SPF 5) and chin (SPF 2).
If possible, avoid taking medications that cause sensitivity to the sun- at least when you know long-term sun exposure is likely.
Wear sunglasses that are meant to block 100 percent of UVB and UVA rays. It’s also best to choose glasses that wrap around your child’s temples. If your child wears contact lenses, you might ask about contact lenses that provide UV protection, too.
Pack clothing that is made of tightly-woven fabrics in dark colors. They should also be lightweight and made with wool or synthetic materials such as polyester. These types of clothing will provide more sun protection than a loosely woven white shirt.
Wear clothing made with Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) that is specifically designed to block out the harmful rays. The protection ranges from good (15) to excellent (50+).

Try to use all of the above mentioned sun protection methods together with sunscreen. They will enhance the level of protection from the sun, but are not meant to be used without sunscreen entirely.

Natural Remedies for Skincare—Including Relief for Sunburn

Our skin plays an important role in our lives. In addition to protecting our bodies and internal organs, skin and its condition can also have an impact on appearance. For that reason, there are many men and women who are always on the lookout for ways to improve their skin or repair skin damage. Despite the fact that there are a countless number of over-the-counter skincare products that claim to provide relief and repair, there are also many natural remedies that can easily and safely produce the same results.

If you are an individual who suffers from peeling skin, you are urged to examine the vitamins that you currently consume. Whether it be through the taking of a vitamin supplement or through the consumption of vitamin rich foods, vitamins can play an important role in healthy skin. Proteins, vitamin A, vitamin B, and vitamin C can also assist with peeling skin. They do so by replenishing the skin with needed nutrients. For food consumption, fish, eggs, carrots, milk, cheese, vegetables, and citrus fruits should be consumed on a daily basis.

Eczema is another skin problem experienced by many. Eczema is dangerous on many different levels, as it often produces the uncontrollable urge to itch. This can result in an itchy rash, which can also increase one’s chances of developing an infection. One of the best ways to prevent an eczema outbreak is limit exposure to trigger factors. For some individuals, a trigger factor is food, such a dairy products. For others, an eczema trigger factor is close contact with certain chemicals, such as laundry detergent. If eczema is developed, a natural remedy that can provide relief is the daily consumption of tomato juice.

Razor burn is another skin problem that is experienced by men, women, as well as teenagers. The best way to prevent razor burn is by careful shaving. Warm water should be used to help soften up the skin. Soap is also advised, as it can help to move the razor along, resulting in less skin nicks and cuts. Should razor burn develop, crush a few strawberries and mix them with one spoon full sour cream. This mixture should be applied to the affected area and left on for around ten to fifteen minutes. Apply daily until the razor burn is no longer an issue.
Relief for Sunburn
Sunburn is another one of the many skin complications that many seek relief from. The good news with sunburns is that there are a number of natural remedies that can provide relief, mostly with the pain. Aloe Vera is one of the most well-known natural remedies for sunburns. Other remedies involve milk and raw cucumbers. For cucumbers, apply slices of raw cucumbers to the burned area for relief and a reduction in skin inflammation. As for milk, dip it in a paper towel or cloth and gently apply to the skin. Milk tends to have a claming affect on burned and inflamed skin.Dry skin is another skin condition that many try to seek relief from. Dry skin can result in itching and it can increase one’s chances of having an eczema outbreak. The good news, however, is that it is easy for many to naturally seek relief from dry skin. A mashed ripe banana is an ideal way to treat dry skin on the neck and face. Of course, this natural remedy can be used on other parts of the body, but it can get quite messy. Easy ways to relieve dry skin on the whole body include taking a milk bath once or twice a month or adding five drops of oat extract to warm bathwater.As outlined above, there are a number of natural remedies and home remedies that are ideal for treating a wide range of skin complications. Where the skin is concerned, it is important to keep any open cuts or wounds covered, as the risk of infection is quite high. Should you ever suspect an infection, seek medical treatment immediately, even if you are using some of the above mentioned natural remedies.

 

SUNBURN SYMPTOMS AND GETTING RELIEF FOR SUNBURNS

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While the symptoms of sunburn are usually temporary (such as red skin that is painful to the touch), the skin damage is often permanent and can have serious long-term health effects, including skin cancer. By the time the skin starts to become painful and red, the damage has been done. The pain is worst between 6 and 48 hours after sun exposure.

A number of different options are used for pain management. These include simple analgesics (such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen) and narcotics. A local anesthetic may help in managing pain of minor first-degree and second-degree burns.[27]

Sunburn articles are also going to tell you a lot about how you can treat sunburn in an extremely effective way, by using totally natural remedies. The prevention of sunburn blisters and other drastic affects of sunburn can be minimized properly by making sure that you take some very sensible preventive measures before you go out in the sun. These measures are going to be found in the sunburn articles, on this website. So, you can consider this website to be one of the most comprehensive and extensive knowledge base of every sort of remedy pertaining to sunburn, its prevention, its cure and any other harmful side effect and after effects, prolonged sunburn can have upon your health and skin.

Sunburn articles are also going to tell you a lot about how you can treat sunburn in an extremely effective way, by using totally natural remedies. The prevention of sunburn blisters and other drastic affects of sunburn can be minimized properly by making sure that you take some very sensible preventive measures before you go out in the sun. These measures are going to be found in the sunburn articles, on this website. So, you can consider this website to be one of the most comprehensive and extensive knowledge base of every sort of remedy pertaining to sunburn, its prevention, its cure and any other harmful side effect and after effects, prolonged sunburn can have upon your health and skin.

One or more blistering sunburns in childhood or adolescence more than double a person’s chances of developing melanoma later in life, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. Morever, a person’s risk for melanoma doubles if he or she has had more than five sunburns at any age.

Effective Ways to Get Relief for Sunburn Pain

When we are having fun under the sun, we cannot notice the effect of the heat on our skin, until later on. After we have had all the fun, we will start to feel the unwanted and nasty sunburn on our skin. This is the common after effect for those people who expose themselves too much under the sun. This should be avoided because studies have shown that people who gets exposed to the sun most of the time, has a bigger chance in having skin cancer. However, if the damage has already be done, you have no choice but to do specific measures to treat them. Here are some ways on how to treat sunburn.

Prevention is better than cure, as they say, so what better way to treat sunburn, but to prevent them happening in the first place. Avoid having sunburn by using a sunscreen protection in your skin. Use a sunscreen with the higher SPF or Sun Protection Factor because it is more effective in protecting you from having sunburn. Waterproof sunscreens are also available for some who would like to have a dip in the water. Aside from the sunscreen, use hat or a loose clothing to cover parts of your area.

Since sunburns are painful by nature, use an aloe to lessen the pain and cool the burning process on your skin. This can be found in most markets and stores and would usually cost you a little, depending on the brand that you prefer. If you apply aloe on your burn skin immediately, there is a possibility that it can turn your red or pink colored skin into tan. Another advantage of aloe is it will give your skin less peeling or sometimes, none at all.

Another way on how to treat sunburn effectively is by application of wet cloth or cold comfort. It can initiate the healing process by cooling down the burned area of your skin. Increase your oral fluid intake because there is a possibility of becoming dehydrated after prolonged exposure under the sun. Using an anti-inflammatory topical ointment can also help in how to treat sunburn. Avoid rubbing harsh soap on your skin when you have sunburn, because some can cause further irritation to your skin. Also, avoid using any lotion on your skin because this will only trap the heat inside leaving you with the unwanted painful sunburns.

Being exposed under the sunlight will make us healthy due to the release of Vit. D on our body. However, this is only effective when we are exposed to early morning sunlight only for 10 minutes. If we soak ourselves under the sun for hours with the intense heat, this is already not healthy for our body. Red and painful blisters on our skin will happen leaving us with ugly sunburns that can cause the unwanted peeping of our skin. During the peeling period, it might not look good as well, because some parts of the body will have different colors.