Saturday, November 3, 2007

Surprising Sunburn Remedy

I love hot weather, and I love the sun. My husband says that I'm a 'freeze-baby', and he often shakes his head at me while I lie on the couch in the Summer with a blanket over me. So, when I am outside in the sun, I never complain, and I don't want to go inside either. One year, due to my love of being in the sun and the fact that I am quite stubborn, I got sunburned really bad. I never ever used to burn, so the possibility never crossed my mind. Well, I definitely learned my lesson. I had fallen asleep on a raft. I was burnt bad, and I could hardly stand to wear clothes, let alone lie down in a bed to sleep at night. I tried many different creams and ointments to get relief, but they didn't help much. Finally, I asked a local pharmacist, who had become a friend over the years, what I should use. I was waiting for this brand name of some fantastic burn cream. You'll never believe what he suggested I use. He suggested I use hemorrhoid ointment! I guess it makes sense, if you think about it, since that stuff is supposed to take away burning sensation. I guess I just figured it was strictly used for hemorrhoids and never really thought about smearing it on my entire body!

3 comments:

Linda

Did it seriously work?? That must have felt pretty gross considering it's so thick.

Alison

I, too, am wondering if this works?? With my red hair I tend to burn pretty easily. If this would ease the burn, I would use it for sure!

Pepper

That does make sense....

Let me know if it works.

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