Sun Burn - Causes, Prevention, Cure & Medicine - Atiyaherbs

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Sun Burn

A sun burn is the skin’s response to the extreme ultraviolet (UV) exposure and indicates severe damage.


  • Skin turns red and hurts
  • You can develop swelling and sunburn blisters
  • You may even feel like you have flu
  • You feel feverish, with chills, nausea, headache, and weakness
  • Skin starts peeling and itching as body tries to rid itself of sun-damaged cells
  • Weakness
  • Low blood pressure
  • Fainting
  • Extreme weakness


  • Exposure to sun for a long period of time

Prevention and Precautions

  • Sun protection factor
  • Apply sunscreen with sun protection factor
  • Sun-protective clothing that covers as much skin as possible
  • Wear a broad-brimmed hat
  • Use sunglasses
  • Stay out of the sun during peak hours
  • Stay in the shade

Lifestyle and Dietary Tips

  • Try staying out of sun during peak hours
  • Try and stay in the shade as much as possible
  • Always use sunscreen
  • Don’t be complacent on a cloudy day
  • Don’t ignore lips, ears, scalp, and feet
  • Consume vitamin enriched foods

Home Remedies

  • Cool water
  • Baking soda and oatmeal
  • Aloe Vera
  • Chamomile tea
  • Vinegar
  • Drink lots of water
  • Take a cool shower

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