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Rhonda

I got burnt bad and instantly came home and got in a hot shower which is painful but works or helps when you get out. I then started putting aloe vera gel on. The instant it was soaked in I put on more and continued that until about a forth of the big bottle was gone.DONT DO THAT!!!! It wasn't helping at all,so I got on and found this site. jenna said that putting on the aloe before all the heat has been released from the burn will actually hold the heat in and she was right. So I get back in a hot shower to get off what I could of the aloe. Then I found an old post from2005 from Loretta who nursed in the er and she said preperation H. I was desperate and hate the smell of vinegar so I tried the butt cream. It worked great. I slept like a baby even under the covers. Plus the smell is not bad. Just a little greasy.

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Anonymous

The Thyme oil in Prep H and other store brand hemmhroid ointments is what aids in the pain relief. It kind of numbs it. It works on minor burns, too!

Anonymous

I am the whitest white girl ever. I am a creature of the night. well we went tubing out in New braunfels river fllat yesterday i used a tattoo stick on my tatts mind you i have close to a 100. But totally forgot my knees and shins and the area between the boob and armpit area. well tjose ares cooked especially the knees. So im gonna try the prep h method wish me luck.

Anonymous

I am the whitest white girl ever. I am a creature of the night. well we went tubing out in New braunfels river float yesterday i used a tattoo stick on my tatts mind you i have close to a 100. But totally forgot my knees and shins and the area between the boob and armpit area. well those ares cooked especially the knees. So im gonna try the prep h method wish me luck.

Jon

I don't think the hot shower is the best idea. Same way the aloe can hold in the heat, the hot water doesn't let it escape either. It may actually increase the burn depending on how hot your showers are. I would suggest a lukewarm/room temperature shower and lose, light clothing until your skin isn't radiating heat. Then slather on the aloe.

Anonymous

A hot shower is one of the worst things for a sunburn, you will only further 'cook' your skin. Also, vaseline or other petroleum based products trap the heat in your skin. The first thing you need to do after a burn is remove the heat, which means a soak in a tepid bath or a very long tepid shower. I take tepid oatmeal baths. And then moisturize skin and drink lots of water to re-hydrate your body. Good luck.

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