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Soothing sunburn

(6 Posts)
WanderWomble Sat 18-Jul-15 14:28:38

I've burned on my shoulders/back of neck and it's really blood sore. Any tips on how to soothe it? I've been using aftersun but it only helps for a short time.

(I slathered sunblock everywhere else but thought my top would protect me there. Apparently not!)

Behooven Sat 18-Jul-15 14:31:09

Buy Soleve from your pharmacy. I got it from Superdrug pharmacist.
Cooling moisturiser combined with topical ibuprofen, does the job!

KumiOri Sat 18-Jul-15 14:32:05

drink lotsof water

WanderWomble Sat 18-Jul-15 14:37:56

I can't take ibuprofen or that would be perfect!

I'm drinking plenty.

GrizzlebertGrumbledink Sat 18-Jul-15 14:45:21

Cool shower - it's just like any other burn, then after sun, paracetamol as you can't take ibuprofen and avoid tight clothing and obviously cover up next time

WanderWomble Sat 18-Jul-15 14:56:44

I'm sat with a cold soaked tea towel over my shoulder right now. It feels so good!

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