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How To Treat Sun Poisoning

Sun PoisoningSun poisoning is caused by overexposure to the sun’s rays known as ultraviolet rays. Sun poisoning is a severe form of sunburn wherein the skin becomes uncommonly inflamed due to ultraviolet radiation. The ultraviolet rays are most intense at noon and a couple of hours before and after noon. The intense heat and the ultraviolet rays penetrate the skin tissues and damage the DNA making the skin red, hot, sore and tender. Even the merest touch can cause intense pain.

The person may also become dehydrated; run a high temperature, experience nausea and vomiting, dizziness and chills. The pulse too becomes accelerated along with rapid breathing and the patient can even go into shock. Several days after the exposure, the skin swells and becomes very itchy. Blisters appear on the skin and it begins to peel after a few days. Ultraviolet radiation can also damage the eyes. Fair skinned people are more prone to sun poisoning than people with darker complexions.

Ways To Treat Sun Poisoning

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera

Take a fresh aloe vera leaf and slice away its thorny edges. Slit the leaf in the center and rub the gel side on the affected area for five minutes. Aloe vera will instantly cool and hydrate the skin and prevent it from swelling and blistering. It will also repair the damaged tissue and bring relief in the burning and pain. Apply the gel as frequently as possible to soothe the skin.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Mix equal quantities of apple cider vinegar and water and dip a soft cotton towel into it. Fold the towel several times to form a compress and apply it to the affected area.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Dip again into the solution and reapply. Keep doing this every few hours. Apple cider vinegar will alleviate the pain and burning and will keep the skin calm and well soothed. It will also prevent any kind of infection and will heal the skin rapidly.

Chilled Milk

Take some chilled whole milk and dip a cotton ball into it. Dab the cotton swab all over the affected skin and keep doing so, for fifteen to twenty minutes then rinse with cool water.  Reapply the chilled milk ever few hours. Milk will not only prevent inflammation but it will also re-hydrate the skin and restore its elasticity and smoothness.

Mint Tea

Boil a pan of water and add a handful of mint leaves to it. Continue boiling on a low heat for a few minutes then turn off the flame. Cool the tea and strain it. Then chill it in the refrigerator for a couple of hours.

Mint Tea

Dip a cotton ball into the chilled tea and dab it all over the sunburns as frequently as possible. The cool tea will instantly soothe the skin and will hasten the healing process.

Potato Juice

Potato juice is a very effective remedy for sun poisoning. Grate two big potatoes and squeeze the mass to extract the juice. Apply the juice all over the affected skin. Let the juice remain on the skin and as soon as it dries apply a fresh coating. Potato juice will provide tremendous relief in the soreness.


Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.

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