I went tanning yesterday without any sunscreen, and I didn't realize that the medication I am on now says to avoid prolonged sun exposure because it increases the ability to burn.
I woke up to red red red. Now the rest of me isn't too bad, its a little burnt but dealable....but my eyelids are completely swollen. I can barely see, and can only open my eyes to slits.
I'm getting nervous that this will only get worse not better..and I'd like to know if anyone has any advice as for what I should do.
The only thing I've tried is icing my eye lids and applying cortisone cream.
This just happened to my friend over spring break. Her swelling got worse the second day, but then started to go down a bit more each day and after four or five days the swelling was gone, but of course they were still bright red. We tried putting lots of things on them, but the thing she found most soothing was putting many layers of Eucerin lotion on them. I don't know if it helped the swelling, but she said it made them feel a lot better.
Hi, tea bags and aloe have been proven effective in treating sunburns. Something about the caffeine in tea, and aloe is just awesome! Put the aloe vera gel in the fridge and let it chill for a little while. Now that's sunburn relief!