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How to Treat Sunburn Quiz
by Staff
Sunburn is uncomfortable, unsightly and potentially dangerous to your health. How much do you know about treating your poor, burned epidermis (and possibly dermis)? Test yourself.

Can you get a sunburn on a cloudy day?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Only if you've been in the water

What type of ultraviolet rays cause sunburn?

  • UVA
  • UVB
  • UVA and UVB

What type of ultraviolet rays cause photoaging?

  • UVA
  • UVB
  • UVA and UVB

You should avoid which of these products when treating sunburn?

  • Aloe vera
  • Vinegar
  • Lidocaine

You should seek medical attention for sunburn if you're experiencing:

  • blisters
  • a high fever, nausea or chills
  • peeling

Blistering signals that you have what degree of sunburn?

  • First
  • Second
  • Third

Why shouldn't you break a blister?

  • It can cause slow healing and up the risk of infection.
  • It can cause dehydration.
  • It's fine to break a sunburn blister with a sterilized needle.

To protect yourself from sunburn, stay out of the sun between:

  • 10 a.m and 2 p.m.
  • 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • 12 p.m. and 4 p.m.

A cool bath made with what pantry staple can soothe a sunburn?

  • oatmeal
  • margarine
  • sugar

Which pain reliever should NOT be given to children to ease the pain of sunburn?

  • naproxen
  • acetaminophen
  • aspirin