In addition to the fact that a boiling hot shower may actually cause you an injury by scalding, it could also disrupt the natural moisture balance of your skin and rob you of all the natural fats, oils and proteins that normally serve to keep your skin healthy.
This may in turn cause itching, redness and peeling similar to that you would experience with sunburn.
Does having a boiling hot shower reduce sunburn pain?
Some people seem to believe that having a boiling hot shower may help ease the pain caused by sunburn.
Considering the above-mentioned facts and the pain adding boiling hot water to an already painful sunburn would inevitably cause, it seems fair to say that this belief is ultimately based on fiction, rather than fact.
Having a boiling hot shower may, in fact, make matters worse by deepening the burns through scalding.
Unexpectedly hot water
If you get into a shower in a hotel, guest house or similar establishment and the water is much hotter than it should be, an existing sunburn could therefore be made much worse. You may even suffer a scalding injury.
Owners of such establishments have a responsibility to protect your health and safety in most countries. This includes ensuring showers are properly maintained and cannot cause injuries by scalding as much as it means preventing injuries by slips, trips and falls.
If this is not done and you are subsequently injured by boiling hot water or a slip, trip or fall, you could be eligible for a personal injury claim.
No applicable laws
Even if you were injured on holiday in a country where relevant laws do not exist or are somewhat more relaxed than the laws here in the UK, you may be covered by travel insurance or the responsibilities placed by our laws onto your travel agent or tour operator.
Accident Advice Helpline
We can help you determine whether you are eligible to claim for compensation and who may be held liable for the pain and suffering your holiday accident has caused you.
Just call 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile, and confidentially discuss your situation with one of our friendly, experienced advisors. Our lines are open 24 hours, every day of the week and the advisor will put you under no obligation to pursue a claim at any point.
Date Published: August 1, 2016
Author: Accident Advice