+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 25
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    2,276
    Thanks
    1,030
    Thanked
    519
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts

    Default Drinking water to prevent sunburn

    A family member told me over the weekend that if you stay hydrated enough you won't burn in the sun. Is there ANY logical reasoning to this?

    I've had a quick google and it's obviously highly recommended to drink lots of water if you're in the sun, and even more so if you do get sunburnt, but as for actually preventing it? It sounds so implausible to me.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    4,781
    Thanks
    1,446
    Thanked
    2,782
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    What a load of crap!

  3. The Following 9 Users Say Thank You to Lincolns mummy For This Useful Post:

    babyno1onboard  (23-11-2015),cheeeeesecake  (23-11-2015),DarcyJ  (24-11-2015),delirium  (23-11-2015),just her chameleon  (23-11-2015),MissMuppet  (23-11-2015),Ngaiz  (23-11-2015),SoThisIsLove  (23-11-2015),SSecret Squirrel  (23-11-2015)

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Posts
    1,905
    Thanks
    1,615
    Thanked
    1,600
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by just her chameleon View Post
    A family member told me over the weekend that if you stay hydrated enough you won't burn in the sun. Is there ANY logical reasoning to this?
    No logical reasoning. Drinking water offers no protection against sunburn.

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to SSecret Squirrel For This Useful Post:

    just her chameleon  (23-11-2015)

  6. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Posts
    1,905
    Thanks
    1,615
    Thanked
    1,600
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Lincolns mummy View Post
    What a load of crap!
    Ha that's what I wanted to say - I didn't know if swearing was allowed on here.

  7. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    2,276
    Thanks
    1,030
    Thanked
    519
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Lincolns mummy View Post
    What a load of crap!
    This was pretty much my thought as well!

  8. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    282
    Thanks
    51
    Thanked
    65
    Reviews
    0
    Perhaps they heard that it could help prevent heat stroke and got that mixed up with sunburn??

  9. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    2,276
    Thanks
    1,030
    Thanked
    519
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by quietlyhopeful View Post
    Perhaps they heard that it could help prevent heat stroke and got that mixed up with sunburn??
    No, she's very into natural therapy and quite often comes out with corkers. She 100% believes that drinking enough water will prevent sunburn.

  10. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Posts
    4,332
    Thanks
    5,651
    Thanked
    4,560
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by just her chameleon View Post
    No, she's very into natural therapy and quite often comes out with corkers. She 100% believes that drinking enough water will prevent sunburn.
    Wow. That is so, um, stupid I almost can't believe it. Hope she doesn't test that nonsense out with any little ones.

  11. The Following User Says Thank You to gingermillie For This Useful Post:

    just her chameleon  (23-11-2015)

  12. #9
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    1,403
    Thanks
    760
    Thanked
    559
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    That's worth a nomination for a Darwin Award. 😅

  13. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to ArthurDent For This Useful Post:

    Carpe diem 2013  (23-11-2015),PomPoms  (23-11-2015)

  14. #10
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Brisbane North
    Posts
    4,459
    Thanks
    1,581
    Thanked
    1,803
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Tell her to try it... bet money on it.


 

Similar Threads

  1. Sunburn treatment on a baby?
    By Monkey'sMummy in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 27-01-2015, 07:30
  2. 11 month old not drinking water
    By anxious&impatient in forum Babies (7 - 12 months)
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 21-12-2014, 19:34

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
FEATURED SUPPORTER
Billington StreetFor stationery as unique as you are! ♥ Handmade, custom designed stationery for all of life's celebrations WINNER ...
FORUMS - chatting now ...
REVIEWS
"Made bed time less anxious"
by Meld85
My Little Heart Whisbear - the Humming Bear reviews ›
"Wonderful natural Aussie made product!"
by Mrstwr
Baby U Goat Milk Moisturiser reviews ›
"Replaced good quality with cheap tight nappies"
by Kris
Coles Comfy Bots Nappies reviews ›