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sun burn

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bobbygedd, Aug 9, 2004.

  1. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    if a person has bad sun burn, is it ok to put an ice pack on it?
  2. think you be better off get a spay or cream for sunburn....man start wareing that sunblock ...i do after the doc had to lazer off some skin cancer's.
  3. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Senior Moderator
    Posts: 6,074

    Aloe Vera Gel is great and really relieves the burn.
    However, if you can't afford sunblock, you probably won't be able to afford this.... ;)
  4. GBCS

    GBCS LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 93

    After he collects on that $300 he should be able to afford it. :D
  5. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Posts: 8,745

    I use both Gels and sprays to take care of sunburn, mostly contains Aloe...but man is it expensive. I was thinking of just growing my own Aloe plants
  6. NNJLandman

    NNJLandman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,306

    I usually put sun screen on my shoulders, back of neck and my face, thats where I usually burn, I put it on before I head out to work that way it kinda "soaks" into my skin and stuff won't cling to it while I work, otherwise I don't burn, try to get a nice tan:)

  7. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Posts: 8,745

    my wife yells at me for not putting sunscreen on, but I have tried it before and I am caked with dust and dirt by the end of the day because it sticks to the lotion.
    As she says, its better to be dirty than to have cancer. But I still won't use sunscreen. After the first burn of the season, I don't burn anymore after then, seriously
  8. Big Lew

    Big Lew LawnSite Member
    from pa
    Posts: 34

    I also have skin cancer.....The Dr recommends only one thing and that is NO Sun.....none.....if your cutting grass....wear a large hat and cover yourself with the lightest clothing to stay cool....they even want you to buy special clothing. I go every 6 months for a whole body chk up and I have also had a malignant tumor removed about 5 yrs ago,,,,had nothing to do with the skin cancer,,,,two different types of cancer here,,anyway,,got the skin cancer from long days on the flight deck of a carrier without a shirt (many years ago)......its no fun to be cut up every 6 months or so,,,,so do protect yourself....take it from one who knows.
    ><> God Bless
  9. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,246

    for some reason I never burn.......... I have one hell of a farmers tan though;)
  10. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Posts: 8,745

    LMAO...don't we all.

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