Skin damage in the form of inflammation and/or burns to the skin caused by over-exposure to the ultraviolet radiation of sunlight. It primarily occurs in people who are fair-skinned.
Symptoms usually appear within 24 hours after excess exposure to sunlight, peaking at 72 hours, unless the sunburn is severe. The affected skin turns anywhere from a mild red to severe dark red, with the skin becoming mildly tender and even painful, accompanied by swelling. Blisters can also appear.
Sunburn on the lower body and legs/feet is usually more painful and takes longer to heal. If a large portion of the skin is affected, symptoms such as chills, fever, weakness, and shock can result, as can secondary infections that can set in after the skin has peeled. The new skin may be very sensitive to touch and to further sunlight for several weeks.
Degrees of Sunburn: There are three degrees of sunburn. First-degree burns only redden the skin, with other symptoms. Second-degree sunburn can cause swelling, pain and blisters that fill with water. Third-degree sunburn results in more severe damage to the skin, is more prone to infection, and must be seen by a doctor.
Over-exposure to the ultraviolet radiation of sunlight. In addition, certain pharmaceutical drugs can produce adverse reactions following exposure to sunlight. Ask your doctor if this is the case for medications you may be taking. If it is, avoid sunlight during peak hours.
Caution: Repeated overexposure to the sun and sunburns increases aging of the skin and the risk of skin cancers.
As with all diseases this did not happen overnight. The very first thing you must do is see a licensed health professional. Find a list of practitioners in your local area here
What To Do Immediately:
If you suffer from burns, immediately run cold water over the affected area. If possible and practical, run cold water over the area for as long as possible (hours if necessary); cover. This will also help prevent blisters.
In cases of second degree burns, place a mixture of baking soda, olive oil, zinc ointment, and pure vitamin E to promote healing and prevent scarring. Take care not to break blisters, and elevate the affected area higher than heart, if possible, to alleviate swelling. To remove substances melted on skin such as plastic or tar, use ice-cold water.
Copper and zinc are lost through wound seepage. Loss of these minerals may significantly increase the need for supplementation during burns.
*Severe burns require immediate professional attention.
Dr Morter’s Trace Minerals – apply topically
Vitamin E (Unique E ) www.acgrace.com
Open up the gel cap, prick it with a pin and squeeze the vitamin E on the burn
Aloe Vera (must be pure)
If you have Willard water already mixed, you can spray the Willard water on the burn but please note this is not as effective as the Trace Minerals.
Here are some things you can discuss with your practitioner:
- Eliminate Candida: Click here to find out how
- Do the Hydrogen Peroxide Protocol to strengthen the immune system:
- Drink 3oz of Colloidal Silver, three or four times a day for 60 days www.colloidsforlife.com/ Silver has long been recognised as a powerful natural antibiotic. Colloidal silver is silver that has been removed electronically from its source and then suspended in water. It is used to treat a myriad of diseases.
- Go on a fast to clear your system of toxic waste www.wecarespa.com
Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. We suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments. Please seek the advice of your alternative health care practitioner before undergoing these procedures to make sure they are appropriate for you.
- We recommend regular colonics to remove toxicity from the body. Read more about colonics by clicking here. Find a practitioner here.
- Most of the water that we drink is very acidic and in order to heal our bodies need a more alkaline state. During the program drink alkalized water, which you can buy from Real Waterwww.drinkrealwater.com/
Eat a high-protein diet for second and third degree burns to help repair damaged tissue. Also increase your intake of fluids and high-zinc foods, such as pumpkin seeds and oysters.
Mix the following together: vitamin A, vitamin E, essential fatty acids, zinc oxide, and aloe gel, and apply topically to the affected area. The following nutrients taken orally can also be helpful: vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, calcium, magnesium, and potassium.
Prescription and non-prescription medication:
What non-prescription and prescription drugs are you taking? Your non-prescription and prescription are partially the reason that you have this illness or disease – you need to get off these medications but do so only under the guidance of a licensed health care practitioner.
We know that when the body is out of balance, energy doesn’t flow, leading blockages and eventually dis-ease. Here are some things you can do to combat stress and restore balance:
- Go to a Dr Morter BEST (Bio-Energetic Synchronisation Technique) Practitioner.
- Sign up for Energetic Re-Balancing: 2 practitioners to consider are:
- Stephen Lewis, founder of the Aim Program. Find out more by clicking here.
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- Consider using Mary Millers Iching System Products – ichingsystemsinstruments.com
- Reiki healing is very powerful in releasing stress and emotional baggage. Find a practitioner here.
- Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) has had remarkable results in dissolving stress. Find a local practitioner here or go to www.thetappingsolution.com or www.tftrx.com
- Try Hypnotherapy to relax the mind. Find a practitioner here.
Apply the paste made of fresh aloe vera gel or plain ghee and coconut oil to the affected areas.
Traditional Chinese Medicine
A salve made with lithospermum root (zi cao) and black sesame oil is recommended. Ginger juice can also be applied fresh topically. In TCM, Honey is known as Feng Mi and has the ability to nourish yin energy and strengthen the spleen. Apart from its widely recognized nutritional value, honey is also the Chinese people’s favourite as a “neutral” food with medicinal properties.
Should sunburn occur, spray the affected area with lavender and chamomile. To prevent blistering, also massage two to three drops of lavender oil directly into the affected area.
Natrum mur. is a useful homeopathic remedy for preventing sunburn, while Urtica Urens and Rhus tox can help speed recovery after sunburn occurs. Calendula lotion applied topically is also helpful.
Apply cool aloe vera gel liberally to the sunburnt area. If you are badly sunburnt, apply a salve made with St. John`s wort and calendula flowers.
Flower Essences: Rescue Remedy Cream® applied topically helps soothe pain and quicken healing time.
Sunscreens: Although sunscreens have for years been touted as a preventive measure to protect against melanoma (skin cancer), new research indicates that sunscreens themselves can be instrumental in causing melanoma because of how they prevent the skin from producing vitamin D, an essential hormone-like nutrient that helps to inhibit the growth of melanoma and other cancers. The new research debunks the claim that sunscreens prevent cancer in humans. All they do is prevent sunburn. Moreover, research also shows that the rise in melanoma rates have been directly proportional to the sales rates of sunscreens. A more protective method is to avoid direct sunlight around an hour before and three hours after noon and/or to wear protective head gear (hats, visors, scarves, etc.) when outdoors.
Topical Treatment: Apply a mixture of two parts apple cider vinegar and one part extra virgin olive oil to the affected area. This will help soothe the pain and hasten the healing process. PABA cream applied topically can also be helpful, as can the gel from a feshly cut aloe vera leaf.
Though not well known, Noni Juice applied directly to burns has a successful anecdotal history. It’s effective if you can get freshly squeezed Noni juice instead of the reconstituted stuff multi-level groups promote. Noni juice has historically demonstrated powerful healing properties with topical applications on burns in the Pacific Islands.
Natural sunburn remedies to heal your skin: www.naturalnews.com/029019_sunburn_remedies.html
Aloe Vera for burns: www.naturalnews.com/025666_aloe_vera_burns.html
Five natural burn remedies in your home: www.naturalnews.com/029092_burns_natural_remedies.html
The healing power of honey: www.naturalnews.com/021506_honey_grocery_healing.html
Heal and soothe burns without scarring: www.naturalnews.com/028939_scarring_natural_remedies.html
Aloe Vera for burns: www.naturalnews.com/025666_aloe_vera_burns.html
Ayurvedic home remedies for sunburn: www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzDyjvOE7GA
Hypnosis compared to stress reducing strategy in burns patients:www.naturalnews.com/024626_hypnosis_stress_pain.html
The healing power of lavender: www.naturalnews.com/026173_MRI_burns_aluminum.html
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