There are many remedies available to help provide relief from the symptoms of sunburn. Treatment of sunburn can include: applying a damp towel to sunburnt areas, cool baths, medication, topical ointments and keeping hydrated.
If you have any of the following symptoms you may have acute sunburn:
- *Severe burns
- *Deep reddening
- *Extensive blistering
- *Strong pain
- *Dizziness or light headedness
- *Nausea or vomiting
- *Chills or fever
In cases of acute sunburn, seek immediate medical treatment.
Sunburn is the visible, physical response of the skin to damage by overexposure to UV radiation; the severity of your sunburn will depend on the intensity and duration UV radiation exposure and often damaged skin cells are beyond repair.
It’s important to protect your skin from sunlight and UV in order to prevent sunburn and other skin damage. When spending time outdoors, think photoprotection! This means wearing a wide brimmed hat, clothing which covers most of your body and applying sunscreen to any exposed areas of skin.
Taking these measures will help you to avoid painful, damaging sunburns in the future. This video is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Always use medications as directed. In case of emergencies, seek professional medical treatment.