How to Treat a Blistering Sunburn | First Aid Training

The best thing you can do for a blistering
sunburn is to prevent it. Always use sunscreen. Always protect yourself from the sun. But if you do get one here’s what you do. Let the blister alone. Don’t pop it. Don’t break it. If it’s going to pop or break let it do it
on its own. Before it pops you can use over the counter
like Solarcaine or creams or sprays to help with the itching and with the burning and
with the pain. Once it does pop you’ll want to put some antibacterial
ointment on the blister. You don’t want any kind of infection to develop
and you want to keep it moist. You can use over the counter pain medications
to help with the pain. Clean the area daily with you know soap and
warm water. Avoid the urge to scratch the area. That can just lead to more problems; more
infection and it can make things feel worse. Stay hydrated. A sunburn can dehydrate you. And it can make you feel like you have a headache
because of the dehydration. Stay hydrated. Drink water. Drink clear liquids. Avoid coffee or alcohol because they can dehydrate
you. If you do have any signs of infection, any
swelling, puss, fever, aches and pains in your muscles and your joints talk to your
doctor.

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