Good Gosh almighty.
I have been a very bad blogger.
We went to Orlando, Florida and I got burnt to a crisp. It was terrible. Itchy Burning, I wonder if I put some Preperation-H on my burn, if the burning and itching would stop.
Anyway, 2 classes this semester, combined with the vacation, Jury Duty and impending doom that is TN travel, is making me a badblogger.
Here is how I cured my sunburn in 3 days (after the pain and itch started)...
Day 1 : More than Mild Pain & Severe Itching starts ... Spray on anti-itch stuff, drown skin in aloe & chamomile lotion. doesn't work very well. Take warm shower-> Pain is more severe and itch becomes unbearable. Try Gold Bond lotion ... AHHHHHH the burn, I now feel the pain in my teeth. Take Motrin and think about Tylenol, but remember the Vicodin I have in the cabinet. Take one, pain subsides as Vicodin kicks in and as a special bonus, puts me to sleep.
Day 2, I awaken - dread the shower, but I have Jury Duty, so I figure I shouldn't go dirty. Not a horrible experience, I mostly air dry and avoid touching the crispy parts. I live. I go to the court, I take Motrin (800mg) and Tylenol, itching stays under control as long as I am ableto ignore it. No major setbacks. Get home make the mistake of changing my clothes and scratching my itch a little, SEVERE PAIN AND ITCH return! Take more Motrin & Vicodin and use a ton more of lotion and anti-itch spray, no relief. Take another Vicodin way too soon, fall asleep so I can't notice the pain and itch. After the nap, I run around topless for the rest of the day. Mostly no more itching keep the Motrin coming.
Day 3: Skin starts to peel off by the time I get home from work, I'm like a flaky mess. I have succeeeded, skin is so dry it can't itch no more. Motrin helps.
Lesson to be learned: Don't burn in the sun. Motrin is a good pain and itch reliever when combined with vicodin and lotion and anti-itch spray.
Lesson #2: I'm not a Doctor, don't try this remedy at home without consulting a Dr.