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Sweetfudge

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i was in vegas over the weekend, and stayed out in the pool too long. what does everyone recommend?


Sweetfudge

Born and raised in Portland, OR; Currently living in Provo, UT

Gluten-free since June 2006

Also living with Hypoglycemia since 1991

Dairy-free for good since summer 2008

Started IBS diet and probiotics at GI's recommendation - Fall 2008

Also avoiding: potatoes, beans, crucifers, popcorn, most red meat, coconut milk :(

Started eating a Paleo diet Spring 2011. Love it!

The grass is always greener where you water it.

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Well, I learned in a first aid class that putting anything on a burn, even a sunburn, is bad because it keeps the heat in. That being said, I have always used aloe gel. It's cooling and soothing. If the sunburn is severe then I would use a pain relieving spray like Dermaplast.

Hope you feel better. :)


Jenny

Son 6 yrs old, Positive blood work, Outstanding dietary response, no biopsy.

Household mostly gluten free since 3/07

Me: HLA-DQ 02 & 0302 (DQ 08), which I ran & analyzed myself!Currently gluten lite, negative tTG, asymptomatic

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I used to use either aloe (as pure as you can get) or lidocaine (the spray) if it's really painful. what I've learned recently, however, is that the cells that are most badly damaged from the UV exposure are the ones that peel off, so discouraging peeling is not the best route to go, long-term skin health wise.


Tiffany aka "Have I Mentioned Chocolate Lately?"

Inconclusive Blood Tests, Positive Dietary Results, No Endoscopy

G.F. - September 2003; C.F. - July 2004

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Bellevue, WA

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My son just got a bad sun burn. The pharmacist suggested putting the aloe vera gel in the refrigerator.

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If it starts to peel, put olive oil on it!


Symptoms on and off my whole life

Major symptoms starting 2005

Zero blood antibodies

Gluten free with positive dietary response since April 2007

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Cool washcloths and Tylenol :)


Patti

"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans"

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"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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Drink lots of water, sunburn is dehydrating.

Aloe vera gel from the plant itself if you can get one.


gluten-free 12/05

diagnosed with Lyme Disease 12/06

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I was told by my Doctor to take 400mg of Motrin. It's anti-inflamatory properties help to pull the redness out and take away some of the pain.

Feel better soon.


Celiac Disease 08/05

Osteoporosis 08/05 (age 38 )

Fibromyalgia, Microscopic Colitis, Elevated ANA (1:1280) 09/07

Mom of three. Daughter with gene marker for Celiac. No signs of disease

Donna

Long Island, NY

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i was in vegas over the weekend, and stayed out in the pool too long. what does everyone recommend?

I know this will sound crazy, and you probably don't have this on hand. But plain old Afta Shave is amazing, it takes the burn right out, but only if you can stand smelling like an old man for awhile. :D When I first met my husband and he had me use it for a sunburn I thought he was nuts, but it works!

Stephanie


Positive for dermatitis herpetiformis via skin biopsy and blood tests 6/21/07

Gluten free since 6/25/07

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Bingo on taking an anti-inflammatory, like Aspirin! I also think Aloe Vera gel or a cool bath would help. You can also use an OTC topical anti-inflammatory or steroid, like hydrocortisone. Make sure to drink lots of water!

Hope you feel better soon!

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I know this will sound crazy, and you probably don't have this on hand. But plain old Afta Shave is amazing, it takes the burn right out, but only if you can stand smelling like an old man for awhile. :D When I first met my husband and he had me use it for a sunburn I thought he was nuts, but it works!

Stephanie

that sounds like a good plan :D

still burned :( but its getting better. been drinking lots of water, using aloe vera w/ lidocane, lotion, baking soda baths, advil. :D next time, more sunscreen!


Sweetfudge

Born and raised in Portland, OR; Currently living in Provo, UT

Gluten-free since June 2006

Also living with Hypoglycemia since 1991

Dairy-free for good since summer 2008

Started IBS diet and probiotics at GI's recommendation - Fall 2008

Also avoiding: potatoes, beans, crucifers, popcorn, most red meat, coconut milk :(

Started eating a Paleo diet Spring 2011. Love it!

The grass is always greener where you water it.

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