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any treatment for pre-sunburn?

You've just been out in hot direct midday unclouded sun somewhere with a stupid high UV index and stupidly forgot sunscreen. You were out long enough to suspect you might have given yourself some sunburn, but you don't know for sure - yet. Is there anything doable immediately post-exposure (but prior to observing an actual sign of burn) that might help the skin fight the burn in any way that is not just pain-alleviating? [more inside]
posted by bitterkitten on Jul 3, 2013 - 17 answers

sudden onset sunburn? what just happened to me?

All of a sudden, within a couple of minutes, my skin on my arms/chest/face turned beet red and was hot to the touch, like I had a bad sunburn. In addition was a headache(similar headache that I get when I've been in the sun for too long) and I could feel my heart beating faster and was a little lightheaded. I wasn't itchy at all. This lasted for about 30 minutes and my skin is still sort of splotchy and warm but is going back to normal. [more inside]
posted by fromageball on May 18, 2013 - 10 answers

Better protection from the sun?

Is there a better sunscreen to use to protect my photosensitive skin while swimming? I am on medications that make me temporarily photosensitive. [more inside]
posted by liketitanic on Jan 24, 2012 - 8 answers

Where can I buy lightweight, beachy cotton and linen clothes in NYC or online?

Where can I buy lightweight, beachy cotton and linen clothes in NYC or online? I'm going to Thailand in February and need protection from mosquitos and the sun. [more inside]
posted by Viola on Jan 3, 2012 - 8 answers

1 sunburn = 1 melanoma?

How much sun damage do I have to do to my skin to doom me to skin cancer? I'm a white male in an ozone-free country. [more inside]
posted by schmichael on Dec 19, 2010 - 21 answers

Where should we go on a relaxing, interesting, honeymoon without getting sunburned?

Where should we go on a relaxing, interesting, honeymoon without getting sunburned? [more inside]
posted by NHlove on Aug 14, 2010 - 26 answers

(Scalp) Blister in the Sun

Blistery sunburn on my scalp/hair part. What now? [more inside]
posted by dinty_moore on Jun 21, 2010 - 15 answers

weekend in Phoenix!

I'm visiting a friend in Phoenix next weekend - what are some fun things to see and do? [more inside]
posted by beandip on Feb 22, 2009 - 23 answers

Itchy sunburn

I'm recovering from a body sunburn, most of the pain is gone but now I'm painfully itchy. Should I use some moisturiser cream or should I let my skin dry out to accelerate the process? [more inside]
posted by gttommy on Dec 4, 2008 - 15 answers

Okay, I should probably start thinking about sunscreen.

What kind of "sunburn" is this? Does it happen to you? [more inside]
posted by dame on Sep 4, 2008 - 6 answers

With sunburned lips, you don't even need Botox...

My lips keep getting sunburned despite using SPF lip balm. How can I make it stop? [more inside]
posted by olinerd on Jul 7, 2008 - 6 answers

The windows, they do nothing?

How much UV damage am I getting sitting in a classroom for 5 hours with a big window. [more inside]
posted by andoatnp on Jun 26, 2008 - 5 answers

How to heal a sunburn?

How do I deal with a horrible sunburn? It's so bad that my shoulders have second degree burns and it hurts to move my arms. Is there a way to lessen the pain or somehow make my skin heal faster? I got the burn on Friday and have been applying aloe vera ever since.
posted by alitorbati on Jun 23, 2008 - 30 answers

Skin Cancer Here I Come

Elite tips on avoiding sunburns that go beyond the standard online guides about staying out of the sun during the middle of the day and finding a high SPF sunblock for a light-skinned person about to embark on 3 weeks of way-too-much sun. [more inside]
posted by andoatnp on Jun 25, 2007 - 36 answers

is that a hickey?

So, I've got this red splotch on my chest. I've only had it since a sunburn last year, and it gets redder if I'm flushed. [more inside]
posted by lisawin on Jun 15, 2007 - 6 answers

Racoon Eyes

I've got a ridiculous looking sunburn... [more inside]
posted by awesomebrad on Sep 21, 2006 - 14 answers

red dragon tattoo is just about on me, and now it's sunburned

Sunburn on a week-old tattoo...eek [more inside]
posted by Lucinda on Jun 18, 2006 - 9 answers

How can a very pale person get a good tan?

I want a quick, real tan but I'm pale...really pale. People need sun glasses when I take my shirt off to avoid the glare... (more paleness inside) [more inside]
posted by lazywhinerkid on May 26, 2006 - 15 answers

How did I get dermatographia?

First I had a really bad case of scabies on my hands and feet. Then, I got a really, really bad sunburn on the entire back side of my body (damn you, tanning salon!). Now, I have been diagnosed with dermatographia- and it's been here for about three weeks. Doc says it's not serious, but I'm still curious how on earth I got it and whether or not it will ever go away.
posted by anonymous on Apr 26, 2005 - 7 answers

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