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Categories: Diseases of The Skin

When severe, sunburn may present the symptoms of inflammation of
the skin. Then there will be redness, swelling and pain followed by deep

discoloration of the skin.

MOTHERS' REMEDIES for Sunburn. 1. Lemon Juice and Vinegar for. "An

application of the juice of a lemon or vinegar."

2. Sunburn, Ammonia Water for. "Ammonia will remove sunburn in one

night." Care should be ta
en in using this remedy. The ammonia should be

diluted half with water and not used too often.

3. Sunburn, Relief from Pain and Smarting of. "Benzoated zinc ointment or

vaselin applied to the affected parts is sure to give relief and avoid

much pain and smarting."

4. Sunburn, Preparation for. "I have found nothing better than

mentholatum." Mentholatum is simply a mixture of vaselin or cosmolin and

menthol. They are both very healing, and will be found beneficial.

PHYSICIANS' TREATMENT for Sunburn. Soothing ointments and dusting powders

are generally sufficient for sunburn. Talcum powder (Mennen's borated),

rice powder, oatmeal powders are good and healing. The following are good:

1. Oxide of Zinc Powder 1/2 ounce

Powdered Camphor 1-1/2 dram

Powdered Starch 1 ounce

Mix. Dust on the parts.

2. Powdered Starch 1 ounce

Powdered Camphor 1 dram

Well mixed and applied is soothing to the parts.

3. The following is a good combination:

Carbonate of Lead 1 dram

Powdered Starch 1 dram

Ointment of Rose Water 1 ounce

Olive Oil 2 drams

Mix and apply to the inflamed skin.