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Old 04-20-2002, 02:14 PM   #1
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Post sunburn on eyelids

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.

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Old 04-20-2002, 04:26 PM   #2
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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.

Old 04-22-2002, 09:54 AM   #3
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If you can believe this, give it a try, it really helps.

A nurse had told me once about soaking tea bags in cold water, and then apply to wherever the burn is.

Good luck !

Old 05-18-2002, 06:16 PM   #4
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Try putting some aloe vera on your eyelids. Aloe has a soothing effect.
take care.

Old 05-21-2002, 07:14 AM   #5
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Nanabanana! I thought that my mother was crazy all those years growing up! That was her remedy,the ice tea bags.

And I can definately attest to that, being a very pale redhead who has had more than her share of bad burns.

Lisa- I really do feel for you, practically psychosomatically. Try the tea bags, it really can't hurt. Good Luck!

Old 05-27-2002, 01:20 PM   #6
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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!


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