10 Home Remedies for Sunburn Relief

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devb

Subject: 11th home remedy for sun burns

Applying yogurt (plain yogurt) to the affected areas can be really ease the burns and pain. In fact, yogurt with onion and radish can be used to prevent sun-strokes.

Mike

Subject: Sunburn remedy

I've used yogurt on sunburn as well. Plain yogurt will extract the heat and help moisturize skin. Helps prevent peeling too.

Mike Helduser

Subject: NOXEMA

NOXEMA lifts the burn away. It's ridiculous this isn't even on the list. Really dropping the ball on this one Angie. I'm fair skinned and have had sun poisoning (blisters) a few times in my life. NOXEMA lifts the burn away better than any other non emergency room remedy I've tried. Aloe products and banana boats products were pretty good too but NOXEMA is best.

Rod

Subject: Sunburn

Using a sunblock of SPF30 or higher before going out is a much better way to avoid the sunburn and long term damage to your skin.

L Mayer

Subject: Sunburn Relief

I'm a red-head with very fair skin, who's had second-degree burns.

The tea bags--or anything else that leaves a coating--is a mistake. The heat of the sunburn will resolve more quickly if the skin's pores aren't clogged shut.

Aspirin, Ibuprophen, and naproxen sodium are all anti-inflammatories, which help reduce swelling. Elevation helps, too.

Drink plenty of water.

Joel Hedge

Subject: Sunburn Home Remedies

If you are really in pain after a day in the sun, Get in a cool shower to relieve the pain almost instantly. Stay in the shower until the pain and heat have subsided and then apply the above home remedies.

Roadrunner11

Subject: Honey

Best remedy for any kind of burn. Messy, but it works better than anything else.

Donna Krukowski

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I reside in the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area of southeast MI., Washtenaw County.
The offers for Detroit cover Wayne, Macomb & Oakland Counties. It is 40-50 miles for most vendors & they want additional fees for distance or gasoline.
Obviously more qualified local merchants are needed. Have you heard this request from other people on Angie's List??

Jeff

Subject: Sunburn Remedy

The Renew Cream from Melaleuca does the trick for us. If you're a member, great. If not, I get mine on eBay.

Mary

Subject: Very informative article

Very informative article about sunburn.The ideas for relief are great,too.Most of the items you have in your own home.Black tea compresses are a good idea.

Julia Morrow

Subject: The above article

Organic lavender essential oil is the best remedy. Slather it on your burn and in a day or two, your sunburn will be gone with no redness, pain, itching, or peeling.

Bea

Subject: Lavender oil

It is great for mosquito bites or other bug bites as well but if you are taking a blood thinner, be careful as it can draw the blood to the skin.

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I second the original question (still unanswered). Speaking as someone who logged in today to try to find an attorney, I see this category as one that's exactly what I have my Angie's List membership for:

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I don't care about lawns--I planted mine in clover and don't have to mow it. When I do need to mow I use a rotary Fiskars mower, which is great--or a scythe. That's right--a scythe (the European type, which is smaller, and it's very good exercise). Gas-powered mowers, chemical fertilizers and weed killers--all nasty stuff that gets into everyone's air, soil, and water. I'm sure my neighbor doesn't like my wildflowers, semi-wild pockets of fruit bushes, and unmown areas and yes, dandelions (I have 10 acres) but that's too bad. It's better habitat for wildlife, especially the pollinators on which our food supply depends. I think this obsession with the Great American Lawn is a waste of time and resources. Plant some food instead.


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I'm not sure Angie et. al. want you to have a complete answer to this question. By re-subscribing at the Indiana State Fair in 2012, I think I paid $20.00 per year for a multi- year subscription. Maybe even less. At the other extreme--and I hope my memory isn't faulty about this--I think the price, for my area, for ONE year was an outrageous $70.00. And they debited me automatically without warning. I had to opt out of that automatic charge. I like Angie's List, but if some of the companies they monitor behaved the way they do in this respect, they'd be on some sort of Pages of Unhappiness. I'll be interested to see if this comment gets published or censored out of existence.
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That's very difficult to answer without seeing the house. As one poster said, the prep is the most important part. On newer homes that don't have a lot of peeling paint, the prep can be very minimal even as low as a couple or a few hundred dollars for the prep labor.

On a 100 year old home with 12 coats of peeling paint on it, then the prep costs can be very high and can easily exceed 50% of the job's labor cost.

A 2100 sq ft two story home could easily cost $1000 just for the labor to prep for the paint job. That number could climb too. Throw in lots of caullking  or window glazing, and you could be talking a couple or a few hundred dollars more for labor.

Painting that home with one coat of paint and a different color on the trim could run roughly $1000 or more just for labor. Add a second coat  and that could cost close to another $1000 for labor.

For paint, you may need 20 gallons of paint. You can pay from $30-$70 for a gallon of good quality exterior paint. The manufacturer of the paint should be specified in any painting contract. Otherwise, the contractor could bid at a Sherwin-Williams $60 per gallon paint and then paint the house with $35 Valspar and pocket the difference. $25 dollars per gallon times 20 gallons? That's a pretty penny too.

That was the long answer to your question. The short answer is $2000 to $4000 and up, depending upon the amount of prep, the number of coats, the amount of trim, and the paint used.