Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free

Entire body (minus face) Sunburn - help?!?!.... watch

    • #1
    • Thread Starter
    #1

    Hi,

    I have recently returned from holiday. Got sunburn on Monday; my entire body caught the sun. Got tanned on my boobs, tummy, back (where my bikini bra was fastened), legs, & arms. My shoulders / top part of my back also caught the sun BUT there is no visible sign of sunburn! (It's not red / swollen BUT it was warm / hot in the early days of trying to treat it). However my entire body is sore. I can only just use a flannel (very gently) on my skin, too much pressure, it's very painful.

    I'm a bit confused because I'm now 6 days post sunburn & my skin doesn't feel settled at all. I'm now beginning to worry because the stinging sensation / soreness is still lurking. I'm using aloe vera gel, trying not to aggravate the skin too much & im remaining covered / fully clothed. I'm moisturising everyday too & having lukewarm showers. I have noticed areas on my body (shoulders) feel odd...like very smooth & soft, & on closer inspection my skin looks dry & a bit flaky.

    Can anyone provide any good tips / help as to what i can do to alleviate this annoyance.

    Thanks
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Hi,

    I have recently returned from holiday. Got sunburn on Monday; my entire body caught the sun. Got tanned on my boobs, tummy, back (where my bikini bra was fastened), legs, & arms. My shoulders / top part of my back also caught the sun BUT there is no visible sign of sunburn! (It's not red / swollen BUT it was warm / hot in the early days of trying to treat it). However my entire body is sore. I can only just use a flannel (very gently) on my skin, too much pressure, it's very painful.

    I'm a bit confused because I'm now 6 days post sunburn & my skin doesn't feel settled at all. I'm now beginning to worry because the stinging sensation / soreness is still lurking. I'm using aloe vera gel, trying not to aggravate the skin too much & im remaining covered / fully clothed. I'm moisturising everyday too & having lukewarm showers. I have noticed areas on my body (shoulders) feel odd...like very smooth & soft, & on closer inspection my skin looks dry & a bit flaky.

    Can anyone provide any good tips / help as to what i can do to alleviate this annoyance.

    Thanks
    Load up on the aloe vera and vitamin e, both are soothing and restoring. Any sort of healing cream is also good for repairing your skin because it will be really damaged from the sunburn, so like sudocrem for example, i found this to work better than savlon. I even resorted to using sudocrem on a few areas where I got eczema in the winter, like my hands and it worked a treat! I pretty much use it for anything really! hope this helps
    • #1
    • Thread Starter
    #1

    (Original post by whatssarcasm?)
    Load up on the aloe vera and vitamin e, both are soothing and restoring. Any sort of healing cream is also good for repairing your skin because it will be really damaged from the sunburn, so like sudocrem for example, i found this to work better than savlon. I even resorted to using sudocrem on a few areas where I got eczema in the winter, like my hands and it worked a treat! I pretty much use it for anything really! hope this helps
    Yes, got aloe vera gel which I've put in the fridge to keep chilled. Was using Sudocrem but switched to aloe vera - shall I use it as well then?? Will get some VitE cream tomorrow & use with moisturiser.

    The soreness especially on my tummy & shoulders is ridiculous. Even though I've got no visible sign of sunburn on my shoulders but my tummy has tanned really badly.
    • #1
    • Thread Starter
    #1

    UPDATE:

    Sunburn is easing but slowly. I still have s lingering stomach ache / cramp which I've had for almost a week!! My chest feels odd although I have no temperature; 36.2

    I've recently returned from the Caribbean (holiday -3 wks). Have been absolutely fine all holiday until this last week, returning on Saturday 19th March!!
 
 
 
Reply
Submit reply
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Updated: March 22, 2016
Poll
Do you agree with the PM's proposal to cut tuition fees for some courses?

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.