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One out of five Americans are affected with sun burn:

I have sun burns with blisters I want to know what I can do that I have at home to help easy the pain so I can sleep at night. 

It seems that you have become one of the victims of the sun's wrath. Sun burn is a very common condition and every one out of five Americans is seen infected with it. An early detection and treatment of this condition will not have any adverse effects on your health but a delayed treatment may cause serious problems. Sun burn is considered to be one of the main reasons of skin cancer. Since you have developed blisters, the condition has begun to get worse and a quick and severe treatment should be started as soon as possible.

Home remedies for sun burn are considered to be extremely safe and effective. First and foremost, it is very important to reduce the temperature of the sun burn. Apply an ice pack to the infected area for at least 5 to 10 minutes for four times in a day. Stay in cool places and do not cover the infected area if possible. Apply three to four drops of vinegar on the wound at least four times in day. Apply a paste of fresh mint leaves on the wound and wash after 10 to 15 minutes of application. Honey is known to be a natural coolant and a very effective cure for sun burn. Apply a teaspoon of honey on the affected area and you will see a remarkable change in a matter of days. There are many sun burn creams and lotions available at pharmacies without a doctor's prescription.

Apart from the remedies, it is very important to follow a suitable diet in order to cure sun burn. Vitamin E is considered to be very essential in case of a sun burn. Vitamin E is mainly found in green leafy vegetables such as spinach and many more. Vitamin E is also found in almonds, avocados, nuts, olives and many more. Consume these food products on a daily basis in order to get rid of sun burn. Cottonseed oil, soybean oil and sunflower oil are rich components of vitamin E. Include these oils in your meals on a daily basis. There are many vitamin E capsules available in the market. Take a recommended dosage of these capsules for a quick recovery.

Avoid stepping out in the sun till you are completely relieved of the condition. After you are relieved, apply sunscreen lotion before stepping out in the sun. The sunscreen lotion will protect your skin from sun burn to a great extent.

Submitted on January 16, 2014