How to Treat Sunburn Blisters

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While many people don't perceive them as so, sunburns are just as serious as any other kind of burn; a sunburn cure, like a cure for other burns, does not exist. The proof of this fact can be found in the pain and general discomfort that is caused by a sunburn that blisters. Luckily, it's relatively easy to treat blisters from a sunburn.

Things You'll Need

  • Medicated first-aid spray
  • Clean towels
  • Antibacterial ointment
  • Leave the blisters intact. Do not lance or pierce the blisters or scratch them off. Instead, leave them intact to rupture and open on their own.

  • Apply medicated first aid spray frequently. Apply a spray such as Solarcaine or one of its competitors, to the sunburn blisters at least twice a day. This sunburn treatment will help reduce the pain and itching that accompany such blisters, while also sanitizing the area.

  • Apply antibacterial ointment to the blisters once they begin to rupture and display the new skin beneath. This will help keep infection from developing.

  • Wash the area daily and dry it with clean towels.

  • Treat any pain with over-the-counter painkillers such as ibuprofen, naproxen sodium or acetaminophen.

  • Avoid the urge to scratch the affected area. Doing so may cause an infection to develop.

Tips & Warnings

  • If your sunburn causes blisters, it means that it was relatively severe. Consult a dermatologist to make sure the damage wasn't too severe and avoid prolonged sun exposure in the future or take measures to keep from getting burned so seriously.
  • If the sunburn blisters seem severe or involve a great deal of pain, seek medical attention.
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