The EclecticPhysician

The Eclectic Physician
Natural Health Care
by Beth Burch N.D.


Of course, the best treatment for sunburn is prevention. Use sunscreen, avoid prolonged exposure to the sun especially in the middle of the day, and wear a hat.

Repeated sunburns are associated with an increased risk of skin cancer, especially in fair skinned people. Also, long term exposure to the sun will contribute to wrinkles.

Aloe vera- The gel from the inside of the leaves is very cooling and helps to speed healing of sunburns. Apply aloe vera gel to the area immediately and 3-4 times a day.

St. John's Wort- the oil made from this plant is very helpful for speeding the healing of sunburns. Apply to the affected areas several times a day.

* The information presented in this web site is intended to inform and educate. It is not intended replace a qualified medical practitioner to diagnose or treat medical conditions.

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