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Sun Burn Symptoms and Treatment during Pregnancy

Sun Burn Symptoms and Treatment during Pregnancy

by: Dr. Shilva
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Sunburns during pregnancy can make the expecting mother uncomfortable. So you are best advised to take some preventative measures to protect yourself from the sun during pregnancy and avoid any sunburnt misery.  It is also important as sunburns can make you feel uncomfortable, can alter and affect your sleep and eating patterns. Moreover over exposure can also cause skin lesions.

Tanning During Pregnancy

Sun tanning during pregnancy is okay, as long as you wear adequate sunscreen and keep yourself well hydrated. Dehydration poses many serious risks during pregnancy, including starting labor prematurely. Also, if you feel like you are starting to get overheated, you should seek a place to cool off otherwise the tanning is harmless to your unborn baby.

One of the risks involved when you are pregnant, is getting a sunburn, but sunburns during pregnancy are exceptionally uncomfortable.

Treatment of Sunburn During Pregnancy

During pregnancy, woman should know how to properly take care of themselves, in order to try to restore your comfort. It is not really advisable to take oral pain relievers, but low doses of Tylenol are generally okay, if you really need the pain relief.

If you have mild sunburn, comfort measures such as use of cool compresses or a cool bath, and application of soothing moisturizers can reduce your discomfort while you are pregnant. Always call your doctor if you have any questions about treating sunburn during pregnancy. Seek immediate medical care if you develop a fever, skin blisters, or you experience any symptoms suggestive of heat exhaustion or a heat stroke.

Following are the Natural Remedies to Get Relief:

  • Always wear the right clothes:  When you are going outdoors, wear sun-protective clothing, such as a broad-brimmed hat,  long-sleeved shirt and pants and UV-blocking sunglasses
  • Use Aloe vera gels: Aloe vera is a soothing and applying aloe vera gel to the skin may be beneficial
  • Avoid going in sun: Try to stay out of the sun until your sunburn heals up.
  • Stay hydrated: Always drink plenty of fluids.
  • Moisturize yourself well:  You should be using a good moisturizer if you have sunburn.
  • Wear the right clothes:  When you are going outdoors, wear sun-protective clothing, such as a broad-brimmed hat,  long-sleeved shirt and pants and UV-blocking sunglasses
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