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    How in hell do you deal with it? It'd been so long since I've gotten sunburnt and i was out in the sun for over 8 hrs the other day without sunblock. I got so red and it's been painful. It's been a few days now and now it itches like crazy. What do I do, what do I use, how long does it take to fade? I'm still red, but my skin doesn't feel hot to the touch anymore. I'm going crazy here at work, the itchiness is making me super antsy.


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    aloe vera gel

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    when will it go away???


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    I use Gold Bond Body Lotion -- the kind that's for extra dry and itchy skin. It works pretty well. Sometimes Vitamin E creams work well, because Vitamin E is good for the skin.

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    cool, thanks.

    note to self: rub lotion all over during lunch break lol


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    Pure aloe vera gel, slathered often and in large amounts, is by far the best thing, in my experience. Stops the itching if you put it on often enough. Those lidocaine-containing sprays can be good for really bad/painful ones too, if they're stopping you from sleeping. None of the other sunburn lotions work well for me.

    I have very fair skin and I'm lazy about sunscreen so I get sunburned a lot.

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    takes a few days to a week if I'm not mistaken... though I know someone who said she was peeling off dead skin after 2 weeks (but the pain subsided by then)
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    Quote Originally Posted by luminous beam View Post
    cool, thanks.

    note to self: rub lotion all over during lunch break lol
    avoid lotions with lots of fragrance and things that would irritate the sunburn.

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    lol damn it, i wanna scratch so bad but it hurts when i do. just kind rubbing my arms, back and shoulders. after this never will i not apply sunblock, just in case. it's so distracting, can't focus at work.


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    Quote Originally Posted by disregard View Post
    avoid lotions with lots of fragrance and things that would irritate the sunburn.
    i have very lightly fragance dead sea lotion, wonder if that will subside some of the itch and not irritate my skin. guess we'll find out, it's all i got for the time being.


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