Tips to ease the pain of a sunburn

Ways to take the sting out of a sunburn

We've all done it -- spent a little too much time in the sun without protection and at the end of the day-- we're left with a nasty sunburn.

We've got some tips to help ease the pain.

Battle the inflammation with Aspirin or Ibuprofen right away. And cool yourself down with a little ice and milk.
 

You can fill a sink with water and ice cubes, add a little whole milk or skim milk to make it smooth, put a washcloth or towel in there and lay it on your back.
 

Repeat this several times over a 10 minute period, two or three 3 times a day.

Some dermatologists do not recommend numbing sprays or creams called caines because they may irritate the skin or cause an allergic reaction.

See your doctor if your sunburn is severe and you develop a headache, chills, or fever.

No matter what type of outdoor activities you have planned, wear a hat, sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher, and reapply every two hours.

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