Useful tip to prevent sunburn after a dive!

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Useful tip to prevent sunburn after a dive!

Post  Bringel on Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:03 am

Here is a useful tips to prevent getting sun burnt.

Take some aspirin. Aspirin can really stop a sunburn in its tracks if taken early enough. It can reduce the swelling and redness in the skin, as well as alleviate the worst of the pain. For best effects, the aspirin should be taken every few hours on the first day of the sunburn. Ibuprofen and acetaminophen work in similar ways, but they are not as effective at slowing down the pure mechanism of the sunburn itself.

So now not only putting on cream will help try this!!
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Re: Useful tip to prevent sunburn after a dive!

Post  eckart on Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:41 am

interesting... I just try and avoid the sun...
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Re: Useful tip to prevent sunburn after a dive!

Post  Bringel on Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:53 am

Jip true but we tend to stand in the sun while getting out of our gear and chatting and aspirin just helps with that as it prevents swelling and redness of the skin and im fair skin and burn almost instantly when in the sun lol and thanks eckart for the help with the dvd and gear!! dvd is awesome
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Get a Hat

Post  henry.g on Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:43 am

I've got myself one of those big floppy "cricket" hats. It rolls up easily and stored in my goody-bag during the dive. Afterwards I just shake out most of the water and then wear it on the walk back. It might look silly and have a faint odour de cray , but having fair skin, its much better than 1st degree skin cancer.

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Post  eckart on Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:51 am

can never be too careful!
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Re: Useful tip to prevent sunburn after a dive!

Post  paddyo on Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:47 am

aspirin works better because it has anti-inflammatory properies as well as pain killing (paracetamol does not) but what works even better for me is a topical antiinflammatory gel such as voltaren - the powerful antiinflammatory takes a lot of the redness and pain away

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Post  calla on Sun May 26, 2013 4:59 am

My doctor prescribed voltaren for mi sunburn and if you do not have vinegar helps aswell sunny

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