Sunburn blisters on lips

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  1. bumblebee

    bumblebee Fortissimo User

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    We've had some fabulous weather recently (perhaps not so fabulous if you're in a bushfire-prone area) and so one day I headed out on a 90km ride to a nearby town. But I forgot to use sunscreen and came home after about 5 hours rather redder than is probably good for me. I'm not so worried about my arms/legs/neck but that my lips dried out and have developed cracks and some blisters.
    I've used some vitamin E cream, lanolin (wool fat), some aloe vera gel and some paw-paw ointment over the last couple of days, and have kept my water intake up, but the blisters aren't yet receding, and when I play it feels very strange.

    I wonder if anybody has some advice or useful observations regarding sunburnt lips? I have a church session on Sunday and am wondering if I should pull out.

    Thanks,
    --bumblebee
     
  2. BrassBandMajor

    BrassBandMajor Fortissimo User

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    cyber_shake Mezzo Forte User

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    I agree that you just need to rest the chops for a few days and let them heal up. I found regular Blistex isn't that good when you were going to continue to be in the sun ... BUT they make a great product called Deep Renewal, found at most grocery and pharmacy stores in the States (hope you can get it there), that has a sunscreen in it + will make your chops feel great. Not sure about the 'anti-aging' description, but it is a very creamy moisturizer that works great to me.
     
  4. kinetic711

    kinetic711 Piano User

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    I think sun blisters are pretty much the same as cold sores; maybe one of our in-house doctors could confirm this. In the past, I have found a product called Abreva works very well to speed the healing.
     
  5. bumblebee

    bumblebee Fortissimo User

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    Thanks folks - I went to the chemist shop but all I could find there was what I already had. That seems to be working but I've pulled out of playing tomorrow - though healing, the blister has left a kind of scar surface (which will improve I'm sure) which isn't resonating properly - too airy/fuzzy, poor feedback, and is restricting my range (only to D in staff is comfortable, though with pressure I'm reaching D an octave higher but the sound quality is rubbish).

    At least I know I'm sure to be playing better during the year than I did when I started it!

    --bumblebee
     

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