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Sun burn Effects - How to Treat Sun Burn Blisters?

Sunburn is the body's response as the skin takes an adverse turn for the worse owing to the ultraviolet radiation in the sunlight. The sun's harsh rays get the skin to become sensitive in broad daylight and nearly all the individuals are bound to get sun burnt at some point or the other in their lifespan if exposed to direct sunlight for a long period of time.

Sunburn Treatment - Protect yourself from the Ill Effects of Sun Burn

The occurrence of sunburn can happen in matter of minutes and within a short span of 15 to 20 minutes and can take a few days or weeks to heal depending on the severity. Sunburn that has mild consequences can easily be treated at home. However when the skin starts to peel and burn and develop into pus or water filled blisters than it is time to seek medical intervention.

Sunburn has long been a cause of dermatologists and off late there has been rapid dissemination of information regarding the ill effects of prolonger sunburn on an individual. Premature wrinkling and skin cancer are two main side effects of repeated bouts of sun exposure.

And the unfortunate part is damage done to the skin cannot be reversed. Hence it is always better to take prevention rather than be unknowingly exposed. The three main important things to do is to wear a broad brimmed hat, apply a good generous helping of sunscreen and to wear as comfortable as possible cotton or skin friendly fabrics during summer or during exposed heat. Sunglasses are also prescribed as UV radiation can also effect the eyes and harm them irreparably.

Some main symptoms of sunburn include rapid change in color from pink to crimson and in rare cases even purple. The skin that has been affected usually feels hot and uncomfortable to the touch and sometimes pain is also present when the skin is reddened. On occasion when medical intervention is required, the skin gets swollen with fluid filled blisters and [peeling skin that reveals tender skin underneath.

To take care of mild sunburn, the patient must consume plenty of fluids including good amounts of water to make up for the dehydration and to speed up the bodily process in healing the skin. Cool and cold compresses applied on the affected part of the skin also help to relieve the pain and burning sensation associated with sunburn. Butter, greasy and topical applications must not be applied on the skin as this can cause further damage to the lower layers of the skin. The skin should only be treated with cold water, ice packs and compresses.