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to itch so bad you wanted to rip your skin off?

Gary's sunburn that he got on Sunday caught up with him today and he came down with sunpoisoning. Nothing seems to help except a tepid bath with aveeno. The 4 Benadryl's he took just knocked him out and he has been sleeping for about an hour now.


It's like he's a mad man when he get this


Anyone else ever had this happen to them.
 

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Yeah, I once rubbed my back on the carpet like a dog before it itched so bad.

That green aloe vera goop helps. Keep it in the fridge so its nice and cold when you put it on.
 

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Dermoplast (remember the stuff they give you in the hospital after giving birth?) works good at soothing and numbing the pain. I'm sure it would work on the itching.

Benedryl is for hives/allergies....I bet he slept like a baby, lol.

Hope he feels better. And keep it clean so as to not get a infection.
 

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It used to happen to me every couple summers. It hasn't happened for a few years now. The only thing that I ever found to work was asprin to slow the swelling and aloe stuff with lidocaine and menthol (like in cigaretts) and lots lots lots of water
 

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The dermoplast didn't help. We went through a half a can.

The doctor had given him a medication called Atarax before for the itching so that's why I tried the Benadryl thinking it might be some type of histamine reaction. We didn't have any of the Atarax left.

He did wake up last night and got something to eat and drink then he went right back to bed. Maybe it was better for him to sleep it off anyway. He said the Benadryl was easing the itch.

But all seems better this morning. He took an Allegra today "just in case" as he said.

Thank you everyone
for caring.
 

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It should get better with each day.....Poor guy. Sorry the dermaplast didn't help. It's even got aloe in it....He must have been horrible.


I'm feelin' much better since I last saw you guys.
Ear infection all gone!
 

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I got real bad sunpoisoning a few years ago, it turned into a very visible rash for about a day and a half.

I just kept putting lotion on the rest of the day, even took the bottle to the bar! Then before I went to bed I put on nagzema (sp?!) (the face wash stuff)...I just rubbed it on like sunscreen, not rubbing it in - left it white, and went to bed. Then I sat in the cold lake the whole next day.

glad he's feeling better though!
 

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I'm going to put all these recommendations in my little doctor book so I remember them for next time. Hopefully there won't be a next time though.
 

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I am going through the exact same thing right now.

I was in Austin Texas over last week, and stayed with a buddy over the weekend. We were out on his boat on Saturday. (Picture Muscamoot Bay, but 100 feet deep)

We floated on noodles from 10am until 7pm... Partied like rock stars all day long. I DID put sunblock on several times. But right where my shoulders met the water, I have 4 inch strips of BLISTERS! Seriously, could be one of the most painful things that has ever happened to me. My neighbor, a doctor, said they are 2nd degree burns, and that the only thing I can do is keep them clean from infection.

I have only been able to sleep about an hour at a time, because every time I move, I wake up.
I have been using 100% Aloe with Litacain (sp?) and it seems to help for a while. Today is the first day I could put on a shirt without take your breath away pain...
LESSON LEARNED
 

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QUOTE(waxonwaxoff @ Jul 14 2004, 09:20 AM)I am going through the exact same thing right now.

I was in Austin Texas over last week, and stayed with a buddy over the weekend. We were out on his boat on Saturday. (Picture Muscamoot Bay, but 100 feet deep)

We floated on noodles from 10am until 7pm... Partied like rock stars all day long. I DID put sunblock on several times. But right where my shoulders met the water, I have 4 inch strips of BLISTERS! Seriously, could be one of the most painful things that has ever happened to me. My neighbor, a doctor, said they are 2nd degree burns, and that the only thing I can do is keep them clean from infection.

I have only been able to sleep about an hour at a time, because every time I move, I wake up.
I have been using 100% Aloe with Litacain (sp?) and it seems to help for a while. Today is the first day I could put on a shirt without take your breath away pain...
LESSON LEARNED
The Texas sun is HOT, not like ours....

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I am NOT a doctor!!!

But, here's what worked for me ... rather quickly too...(after over a WEEK of itching, scratching, and spreading the sun poisoning)

First of all, DO NOT SCRATCH !!!
Those small pustules containing the clear fluid will break and spread the rash!!! AND ... prolong the agony ...itch etc.

Immediately after showering, and GENTLY drying off, ( I suggest Pat-Drying yourself, rather than pulling towel from side to side ) I used a 1% hydrocortisone cream (Equate ) over the entire effected area and took an oral (Benedryl) antihistamine capsule [as opposed to the caplets].

The combination of the hydrocortisone cream and the antihistamine quickly helped relieve the itching sensation, and seemed also to help heal the rash shortly afterwards.
 

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You guys have the right idea about how to handle the itch with the benadryl and lotions

For sunburn pain so bad that it stings nothing works like straight raw vinegar - it takes the sting out instantly. You won't smell purty but you'll get instant relief
 

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Preparation-H as horable as it sounds releaves the burning and the iching. My aunt is a nurse in a burn unit and says it is what they use on children with 2nd degree burns becuase its not hard on their skin. Use Sunscreen too for new time.
 

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QUOTE(Shandog @ Jul 14 2004, 10:57 AM)You guys have the right idea about how to handle the itch with the benadryl and lotions

For sunburn pain so bad that it stings nothing works like straight raw vinegar - it takes the sting out instantly. You won't smell purty but you'll get instant relief

I've used that before for sunburns. I probably should have tried that first. Brain fart I guess.

Gary was just going crazy yesterday. You should have seen our bathroom---every medication in the cabinet was sprawled through out the counters. Every tube was opened and so was every bottle.
 

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Liquor, and LOTS of it.

That usually makes me forget any pain, until the next morning anyway.
 

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QUOTE(Snowmaker @ Jul 14 2004, 02:52 PM)Liquor, and LOTS of it.
That would have been MY first attempt at pain relief.
 

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It is the worst thing....

I thought I was good this year. Being extra careful and all.

But I guess I got a little to much sun on sunday.


Thanks Babe for taking care of me.
 

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QUOTE(Snowmaker @ Jul 13 2004, 09:21 PM)Yeah, I once rubbed my back on the carpet like a dog before it itched so bad.

That green aloe vera goop helps. Keep it in the fridge so its nice and cold when you put it on.
That's what I use and I keep mine in the frig also.

I also heard to put yogurt on it. That's what my aunt did when she had sun poisoning, she said that it helped.

You can always try the flavored yogurt all over him and then lick it off. Or scratch wi your teeth.
 

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Kat, would you really lick the yogurt of your babe???


That Southern sun is much stronger....If I hit North Carolina in the Spring and Maryland in the Summer I turn into a brown sugar....Love that hot sun, but you need to be seasoned before being in it all day. Then again, some people burn no matter what. That is my 3crabs....he burns no matter what kind of sunblock I put on and how often <_<


QUOTECalling all doctors Ever have the Crabs?
 
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