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    Cool the sun is evil and wants to kill me! (aka sunburn season)

    I went on vacation, and despite a liberal application of waterproof SPF 50 sunscreen several times a day (with the assistance of the man, who was severely tempted to paint my back in polka dots or stripes ) I ended up getting burnt... really burnt. As in blisters on my legs and shoulders and skin cracking burnt. Not cool

    as a question to those who live in warmer climates or have more experience with such misfortune, how do I make my skin quit falling off and hurting?

    oh, and no aloe please, I'm actually allergic to aloe
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    I feel you but i'm not as extreme, however my tan is still red raw with no signs of going brown (luckily no blisters).. Damn you milk bottle white skin.

    Found this online .. hopefully one of the 9 tips may help ease it.
    http://www.besthealthmag.ca/sunburn
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    the frustrating part was that the man just tanned without burning... and he refers to my peeling skin and such as "gross" (though I still got him to lotion up my back and such!)

    I'm thinking that the peppermint green tea that I always drink might have some other uses now
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    http://www.askmehelpdesk.com/advice/t-217093.html

    eucerin cream apparently or hydrocortizone cream both are suppose to work

    When I was little, I got a severe sunburn that blistered. My mom made me a vinegar bath with likewarm water. As I recall, it seemed to help alot.
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    Benzocaine product (if that isn't strong enough for the pain consider Lidocaine) to a patch test on your skin before to make sure you are not allergic to them. Avoid hot/warm showers/baths. If need to bathe keep it luke warm. Avoid activities that make you sweat (i.e. sex)
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    lidocaine spray works really well for numbing, although I think you're not supposed to use it more than a few times a day. It's good to help you sleep at night, though.

    sucks that you're allergic to aloe since that's mainly what I use (as another of those people who burns in minutes and never tans). ask at the pharmacist, maybe? they should have some ideas. oatmeal baths might help for the skin irritation, though I've never tried it.
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    I shall have to check those options out (and try to find a way to gently exfoliate as well :horor

    and no sex?
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    Put some ice cubes in a bag and put it on your skin. It's only a short-term relief from the terrible itch, but it works.
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    a manican head with an umbrella hat on it? how is that useful?
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