May 31, 2009

May 31, 2009

Yesterday Devon helped at a car wash the youth group was holding and got a MAJOR sunburn!! She was holding the car wash sign for about five hours with no shade. I gave her sunblock to put on but apparently she thought covering her arms and legs as good enough. Her cheeks are so red they have little blisters on them!! Even the whites of her eyes turned a little red!

I've been slathering aloe all over her shoulders, face and upper chest but she was still in a lot of pain. Ali suggested using sour cream to help stop the burn and ease the pain. We tried it and Devon said she thought it was helping but Michael didn't like the idea of having dairy (bacteria) on her blisters so we washed it off and went back to the aloe. Hopefully she'll feel better tomorrow.

The flash on my camera washed out the color of the sunburn on her face. In person it is very red.


Heather said...

This is what my doctor told me to do when I had a sunburn: take a washcloth and soak it in milk. Then just barely squeeze it out, wrap it around ice cubes, and place the milky washcloth/ice cubes on the sunburn. It really helped take the sting out. You might also want to take some ibuprofen to help with the inflammation.

Chelsea said...

Hopefully we won't have anymore sunburns this summer but if we do I will definately be trying this! Poor Devon was really in pain for a while there!