Sunburn is a burn on the skin from overexposure to ultraviolet rays while windburn is the result of high winds stripping the oils from the skin, resulting in a burned appearance. Individuals are at risk for sunburn during hot and cold weather, but windburn only occurs in cold, windy conditions.Continue Reading
WebMD recommends preventing sunburn by regularly applying sunscreen while outdoors, wearing hats, and staying indoors or in the shade between 10 am and 4 pm when the sun's rays are strongest. Treat sunburn by applying cold compresses and creams containing aloe or menthol. Ibuprofen or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs will help reduce pain and swelling from the burn.
Prevent windburn by using a thick moisturizer with ingredients such as jojoba oil or shea butter to lock moisture into the skin, as suggested by Self Magazine. Runners World also suggests treating wind burned skin with 1 percent hydrocortisone cream.Learn more about Wounds & Bruises
The best treatment for a burn depends on the severity of the damage to the skin, according to Healthline. Patients can treat minor burns by soaking the burnt body parts in cool water for about five minutes and applying aloe vera gel or an antibiotic ointment. Patients with burn wounds across large areas, or with serious burns that extend through several layers of skin, should seek immediate professional medical help and not attempt to self-treat the burn.Full Answer >
A chemical burn from hair toner should be treated as a heat burn: rinse the skin with copious amounts of water or saline solution, according to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. Protect eyes, brush solid material from skin, remove all contaminated clothing and rinse with plain water for 5 to 30 minutes depending on the chemical used.Full Answer >
Broken blood vessels in the hand are typically a result of an injury that jars the blood vessels, causing bleeding into the skin, according to Healthline. Infections of the blood, an allergic reaction, autoimmune disorders and the normal process of aging may also cause broken blood vessels.Full Answer >
Failing to remove a stinger allows more venom to absorb into your skin, which can magnify the venom's effects and result in more pain. For these reasons, it is best in most cases to remove a stinger as quickly as possible, explains beekeeper Allen Dick for HoneyBeeWorld.com.Full Answer >