Sunburn & Homeopathy


Sunburn results from too much sun or sun-equivalent exposure. Almost everyone has been sunburned or will become sunburned at some time. Anyone who visits a beach, goes fishing, works in the yard, or simply is out in the sun can get sunburned. Sunburn is possible any time of the year, but is more common in the summer months when the sun's rays are the strongest. Although sunburn is seldom fatal, severe sunburn or sun poisoning can be disabling and cause quite a bit of discomfort.

Ultraviolet light causes the production of free radicals (highly reactive chemicals) in the skin and this damage the surrounding tissues leading to signs of premature ageing. Free radicals can be controlled with the antioxidant nutrition vit C, E, beta carotene and selenium.

Vulnerable Groups:

  • Babies and children.
  • Those with certain medical conditions such as albinism or previous skin cancer.
  • Those medications such as tetracyclines including doxycycline, oral hypoglycaemic drugs and diuretics.

Diet and lifestyle:

Drink adequate amount of water. It is definitely best to avoid any risk of even mild sunburn. There is evidence that the occasional "accident" increase the risk of melanomic (cancer) more than constant, careful exposure. Don’t spend any longer in the sun than you would without sunscreen. Sunscreen should not be used as an excuse to stay out in the sun.

Prevention:

  • Avoid the sun during the peak hours of 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Dress up well, wear wide-brimmed hats, long-sleeved shirts, long pants, and sunglasses with appropriate UV protection.
  • If you have lots of moles or freckles, you're more likely to develop skin cancer, so you need to take extra care.
  • Use a high protection sunblock (sunscreens & sun protection). Some sunscreens may aggravate eczema. Check the label for any ingredients that you allergic to.

What should I do if someone has signs of heat exhaustion?

Get them to rest in a cool place, ideally a room with air conditioning. Give them plenty of water. Avoid alcohol or caffeine as this can increase levels of dehydration. Cool their skin with cold water. Use a shower or cold bath to cool them down or, if this is not possible, wet flannels and face cloths in water and apply to their skin. Loosen any unnecessary clothing and make sure that the person gets plenty of ventilation. Monitor their condition closely.

Useful Homeopathic remedies:

Following homeopathic remedies are effective in sunburn & sunstroke conditions:
Sol, Glonine, Gelsemium, Belladonna, Aconite, Nat-mur, Calendula Gel, Urtica Urens, Cantharis, Opium.

     
     

Mehmood A.Hayee

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