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By Douglas C. Broad, D.Ch
August 04, 2014
Category: Skin Care

Home Remedies for Sunburnt FeetWhat fun it is to spend a day at the best kept secret in Cambridge—Shade’ Mills Conservation Area! You can relax on the beach and watch your kids having fun in the water or fish to your heart’s content. Unfortunately, you may come home with sunburnt feet if you didn’t remember to use sunscreen on them. If you have tender, painful skin on the tops of your feet after a day outside, here’s what to do.

Start by running cool water over them or soaking them for a few minutes. This soothes and numbs the pain. You can lay cool, wet washcloths on them for the same effect. Keep doing this on and off through the evening whenever they begin to feel hot to the touch or if you notice tightness and pain coming back.

Next, smooth a lotion with Aloe vera in it all over your burned skin. The sensation of coolness helps, but the healing properties of this plant extract will also help your skin repair itself more quickly. Adults can also try a topical steroid cream for the pain and swelling, but it should not be used on children. Wet chamomile tea bags applied to the area may help as well.

Make sure you drink enough water to keep your skin and body hydrated. A day in the sun can also leave you with a headache, which can be helped by lying down in a cool room away from noise for a while.

If your sunburnt feet begin to peel, you can try a lotion for the itchiness, but this is part of the healing process so it can’t be avoided. The only way to prevent sunburn pain and itchiness is to use sunscreen or cover up with clothing when you are outside.

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For severe burns, don’t hesitate to call Chiropodist Douglas Broad at Achilles Custom Orthotics & Footcare in Cambridge, ON, for treatment. You can call (519) 624-4122 or request an appointment on our website.

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