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Sunburn


About
Too much sun exposure may cause Sunburn. Each individual handles sun exposure differently. The majority of sunburns are merely first degree burns that cause redness and tenderness. Occasionally, burns can be more serious and require special attention.


Notes
  • Make sure you are taking supplements for overall good health. If you are not taking these basic supplements, we recommend Enfuz from Vitabase. When you take a small packet of pills each day, you get all the basic nutrition you need. Each packet contains a multi-vitamin, CoQ10 (for heart health), Omega 3, Vitamin D-3, a probiotic, and a powerful set of antioxidants to help your body fight off disease.
  • Doctors may prescribe silver sulfadiazine cream and an antibiotic to keep infection away for severe burns.
  • Never use tretinoin if your are pregnant. This product can help repair skin and is highly vulnerable to the sun always wear a high SPF rating sunscreen.
  • Oil of Bergamot is common in perfumes, colognes and pomades that when exposed to the sun can cause Berlock dermatitis as a reaction.
  • You can take Tylenol, Advil or other products of this type to ease pain and inflammation. NEVER give a child aspirin.


Advice
  • Add one capsule of each to your sunscreen to help protect against sun damage Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and selenium.
  • Children and sunburns if severe call your doctor if manageable use cool water or a small amount of aloe 2 times a day.
  • Diet should be a high protein to repair tissue.
  • Do not expose yourself to the sun until your burn has fully healed.
  • Do not stay out in the sun between 10 am. and 3:00pm.
  • Dress to protect yourself from the sun. Wear light color clothes, sunglasses with UV protection, and a hat.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • To ease a sunburn quickly use cold compresses.
  • Use protection on your lips from the sun.
  • Use sunscreen
  • Watch for medications you are taking concerning affects with the sun.
  • When tanning start with only 15 minutes and increase very slowly not to add anymore than 15minutes per day.



Helpful nutrients for this condition.

Coenzyme Q10
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Fights Free Radicals that raise the supply of oxygen to the cells.


Colloidal silver
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Antiseptic to keep from infection. Decreases inflammation and supports healing.


Dimethylglycine (DMG)
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Raises the tissue oxygenation.


Free-form amino acid complex
Importance: Moderate
Comments: To provide protein needed to fix tissue.


L-Cysteine
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Supports healing of burns.


Multivitamin and mineral complex
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Nutrients are essential in balance.


Potassium
Importance: Moderate
Comments: To Replace potassium lost through sunburn.


Vitamin C
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Required to revive tissue and healing. Helps with the reduction in scaring.


Vitamin A
Importance: Moderate
Comments: To suppress Free Radicals. Helps to revive tissue from sun exposure.


Vitamin E
Importance: Moderate
Comments: To suppress Free Radicals. Helps to revive tissue from sun exposure.



Helpful herbs and supplements for this condition.

Aloe vera
Type: External
Purposes: Ease pain
Dosage: Apply topically

Calendula and St. John's wort
Type: External
Purposes: Antiseptic and pain killer properties.
Dosage: Apply topically

Chamomile Tea
Type: External
Purposes: Help with easing stinging
Dosage: Use in bath tub add 6 cups to tubful of water.

Comfrey or Gotu Kola tea
Type: External
Purposes: Ease pain
Cautions: Comfrey not be taken internally.

Horsetail
Type: Internal
Purposes: Tissue repair