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Sunburn/sunstroke - how much should I worry?

(14 Posts)
Biscuitsforbribes Mon 30-May-16 19:21:51

I'm so annoyed at myself! It's been an absolutely beautiful day today so DH and I have made the most of it, pottering around the garden, lunch outside etc. I don't know if it was the breeze distracting from the strength of the sun but I've come inside now and I'm GLOWING. properly angry red.

Aside from looking like a complete bellend until it fades ( flower print burn marks on my feet - nice one sandals) how much should I worry about damaging the baby?

I'm sixteen weeks pregnant and prone to worrying but I can't believe I've been so stupid today! General sunburn symptoms like shivery, headache, glowing skin. Currently in a Luke warm bath to help with the shivering and necking water like its a scan day!

Please say I'm not the only idiot!

DaisyAdair Mon 30-May-16 19:25:32

I've had the heating on today, it's been really cold!
Where are you OP?

whiteychappers Mon 30-May-16 19:25:59

On the plus side you won't need to take a vitamin d supplement for a few days! I would just say make sure you aren't dehydrated so drink a bit more than you would do normally.

DaisyAdair Mon 30-May-16 19:26:52

Sorry, should have said I'm sure baby will be fine and I hope you're feeling better soon flowers

Sanch1 Mon 30-May-16 19:27:55

I can't imagine you've damaged the baby, just stay hydrated and cool.

HeffalumpHistory Mon 30-May-16 19:29:08

I'm sure baby is ok. Just plenty of water & rest for you.
Skin is generally more sensitive in pregnancy so maybe that's why it's so bad when you weren't expecting it?

Biscuitsforbribes Mon 30-May-16 19:30:03

Daisy we're in Wales, I think it's caught me off guard!

Glad I'm being dramatic, going to rest my red flowery feet and keep caning the fluids smile

Jenjen85 Mon 30-May-16 20:04:45

To take the sting out of sunburn (really does work) get into a really hot shower and let it run over the sunburnt area. Obviously not scalding hot but as hot as you can stand. Baby should be fine. I got sunburnt on my chest the other week and im now a lovely shade of brown , several people have asked where iv been on holiday

lljkk Mon 30-May-16 20:09:29

that hot water trick makes my burns worse. confused
I know because I've done it by accident!!
A just hot enough to not be cold shower is fine, helps put moisture back in the skin.

Biscuitsforbribes Mon 30-May-16 20:37:18

Thank you smile has anyone tried sudocrem? I have a sample of it in with a baby pack and I'm clutching at burnt straws..

TwuntingCat Mon 30-May-16 21:34:01

Sudocrem solves all of life's problems so I would give it a try!

MabelSideswipe Mon 30-May-16 21:37:50

The sunburn can't hurt your baby and you haven't got sunstroke as that makes you feel really ill.

BikeRunSki Mon 30-May-16 21:40:27

Stay hydrated!! Try the Sudocreme - in about 24 weeks time you will discover how magic it is!

makingmiracles Mon 30-May-16 21:41:43

I think you'll be ok if you feel ok iyswim, keeping drinking plenty of fluids.
I'm almost 39 weeks and sat in the garden for half an hour yesterday whilst dp cut the grass and when I went indoors I felt positively ill, had to go and lie down as felt breathless, lightheaded, hot, achey and sick.
Sudocrem will be brill for sunburn, ideally apply whilst still moist after a tepid bath/shower.

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