Outdoor class at PLU on Monday, April 20, 2015. (Photo: John Froschauer/PLU)

Sunburns, Rashes, Blisters, and Splinters

Sunburns

Avoid exposure to  mid-day sun (10am-4pm). Use sunblock with a least SPF 30. Avoid tanning lamps and salons.

Heat Rashes

Bathe in cool water without soap every couple of hours. Let skin air dry. Apply calamine lotion to itchy areas. Stay in cool, dry area.

Blisters

Do not pop a small blister that is less than 1 inch across; if larger, pop with a sterile needle to drain. Wash area with soap and water. Apply antibiotic ointment and cove with a bandage.

Splinters

Do not pop a small blister that is less than 1 inch across; if larger, pop with a sterile needle to drain. Wash area with soap and water. Apply antibiotic ointment and cove with a bandage.

Powell, D. (2006). Healthier at home: The proven guide to self-care & being a wise health consumer. Farmington Hills, MI: American Institute for Preventive Medicine.