Treat sunburn to the feet by getting out of the sun, taking a cool shower, applying a cooling agent and taking an over-the-counter pain reliever, according to About.com. In some cases, swelling of the feet due to sunburn is a medical emergency. If the swelling completely circles the feet causing them to become numb, tingly, blue or cold or they feel like they have "fallen asleep," seek immediate medical attention.Continue Reading
Look for blisters on badly burnt feet as they can be an indication of complications, according to About.com. If blistering does occur and covers the entire foot or both feet, seek medical attention to treat the skin. Soak feet in cool water periodically to obtain relief and help alleviate some of the swelling. Use a cooling agent, such as aloe or a commercially prepared sunburn relief cream, to ease the pain and heat associated with a bad burn. Avoid applying any type of oil to the burnt skin until swelling and pain subsides.
Using sunscreen before sun exposure is the best way to prevent sunburns and the associated swelling. Once the skin is already burnt, it is just as important to stay out of the sun to prevent further aggravation to the skin. Wear loose-fitting light cotton socks, if necessary, while the burn is healing to prevent aggravating the skin.Learn more about Wounds & Bruises
It takes three days to one week for sunburn to fade. The length of time it takes varies with the severity of the burn. It is important to protect sunburned skin from the sun while the skin is healing, as further exposure can lead to long-term damage.Full Answer >
Treat minor burns with skin blisters by cooling the burn with cool water or a clean towel that is dampened with cool water for 10 to 15 minutes, recommends Mayo Clinic. Avoid breaking small blisters, but if blisters break naturally, clean the area with water and mild soap, and treat it with an antibiotic ointment before covering it with a nonstick gauze bandage.Full Answer >
Treat a bitten lip by first cleaning any cuts on the inside of the mouth with a rinse of saltwater or a solution of one part water and one part hydrogen peroxide, explains Simple Steps To Better Dental Health. Use ice or a cold compress to address swelling or bruising.Full Answer >
Treatment for sun poisoning includes getting out of the sun and drinking extra fluids for a few days. Taking cool showers and applying cool compresses to the skin are also recommended in the treatment of sun poisoning. Pain relief medications, such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen, help diminish pain, however, acetaminophen does little to mitigate skin inflammation.Full Answer >