Home remedies for sunburn

@rpegan (598)
United States
May 17, 2008 3:19am CST
I've got a wicked painful sunburn. I applied and re-applied sun screen, but I'm still a nice glowing shade of red. Do you know any good home remedies for the pain and skin damage?
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@nanayangel (7696)
• Philippines
19 May 08
Hi there rpegan! I don't know about home remedies but what we do when we get sunburn is apply petroleum jelly on the burned area.
• Canada
19 May 08
When the sun burns your skin...it takes out the natural acetic acid! My first trip to Honolulu..a friend (a redhead) burnt badly enough for us to take her to the Emergency at Ilikai Hosp. The nurses put her in a "tepid" bath (NOT COLD)...water nearer normal body temp! That reduced the heat...then they moved her to a cot, let her "air dry"! Then started swabbing her, head to toe, with normal White Vinegar! Swabbed her every 10-15 mins for about an hour! Released her and told her to go home and continue swabbing! In two days, she was back in the sun....a beautiful tan, NO blistering or peeling! Normal White Vinegar replaces the acetic acid.....It is SO soothing, The smell disappears in minutes! Anytime I travel to a "sunfun" area....my FIRST purchase is a BIG bottle of White Vinegar! I learned this 32 years ago...in the summer I pass it on daily! It really is a miracle....BUT prevention is still the best medicine!
@angemac23 (2006)
• Canada
18 May 08
Aloe Vera (which you can get pretty much anywhere) is good for sunburn and many other skin problems!
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@underdogtoo (9600)
• Philippines
18 May 08
It is good to apply sunscreen before you go and expose yourself to the sun for a long time. If you do get sunburned there is very little you can do except to let it run its course and make you remember not to over-expose yourself to the sun the next time.
@rpegan (598)
• United States
19 May 08
Good job reading my full description before responding. Top dollar.
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@Hatley (159445)
• Garden Grove, California
29 May 08
take ibuprofin at once it will help the pain and lessen'the damage caused by sunburn. also daub on a solution of cold tea this will take out the heat and soreness too, and if you have an aloe plant in your garden break open some'of the leaves and apply the oozy sap from the leaves to your sunburn. this is a natural healer for all burns.