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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Treating extreme sun burn


    It is all too easy to misjudge the weather and catch a little bit of sun in the summer months, however, when you do sustain extreme sun burn it can be extremely painful and somewhat debilitating.

    Along with the slips, trips and falls at summer barbecues and around paddling pools, extreme sun burn is one of the most dreaded, and common, summer-related ailments.

    Caring for extreme sun burn

    In most cases, extreme sun burn take up to seven days to heal. In the meantime, you will need to treat your extreme sun burn carefully to ensure minimal damage to your skin and encourage the healing process.

    The NHS recommends that you initially treat sun burn at home:

    • Calm the skin by softly sponging cool water over the affected areas
    • Relieve any pain with paracetamol and ibuprofen
    • Use a water-based petroleum jelly to keep the skin moisturised and cool
    • Prevent dehydration by regularly drinking water
    • Stay inside, in the shade and avoid any further exposure to the sun or UV light
    • Take cold showers, rather than warm baths and showers

    When to seek medical advice for extreme sun burn

    Although most cases of sun burn can be treated in the home, sometimes extreme sun burn requires medical attention.

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    The NHS advises that you should seek medical attention in the case that your extreme sun burn causes you to suffer any of the following symptoms:

    • Severe blistering
    • Swelling
    • Chills
    • Fever in adults of above 38 degrees C
    • Fever in children of above 37.5 degrees C
    • Dizziness
    • Headaches or migraines
    • Nausea or vomiting

    Compensation for summer accidents and injuries

    Whether you have slipped around a swimming pool, tripped up at a family barbeque or have suffered food poisoning abroad, no matter the nature of your summer accident or injury, at Accident Advice Helpline, we can help you determine both liability and your eligibility to claim personal injury compensation.

    As all accidents and injuries are unique, we offer a free initial consultation to ensure you receive a superlative service from us, most suited to your needs.

    For more information or to start your claims process today, speak with one of our friendly advisors today on freephone helpline number, 0800 689 0500. Lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and there’’s never any pressure to pursue your claim at any point during or after the call.

    Date Published: April 6, 2016

    Author: Accident Advice

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