Behind The Awkwardness: Burn Unit

February 17th, 2011

“My mom is not willing to give to the world her cure for sunburns, fortunately.”

(submitted by Diego)


34 Responses to “Behind The Awkwardness: Burn Unit”

  1. Dave says:

    Milk of Magnesia – This really does work, just keep applying and letting it dry about three or four times before bed. It is a “chalking” mess once it starts drying but it works every time. A nurse told me about it…

  2. DevilMadeMeDoIt says:

    He looks like an extra from the movie ‘The Serpent and the Rainbow’……

  3. Jimbo says:

    Charie Sheen – The Early Years

  4. caitybaby says:

    This reminded me of my Grandma’s (RIP) remedy for “taking the sting off” with sunburns: rubbing alcohol. However, she did this after I was so badly sunburned at her house that I was covered in blisters that were cracking open >.<

  5. pittipat says:

    Am I the only one who is deeply disturbed by the drapes?

  6. AndrewT says:

    One can only speculate why his left hand (and ears) remained untreated …

  7. Erika says:

    My mom used to put white vinegar on my sunburns. Trust me, you got off easy.

  8. scooter says:

    he was infuenced by the movie “Powder”

  9. CaptainMommy says:

    Looks like my mom’s Noxema cure.

  10. iLOLd says:

    Total Charlie Brown moment.
    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!

  11. meri says:

    Shoot, another nightmare.

  12. lalalaa says:

    Oh, I believe I know your cure. A dear old lady in Brazil chased my DD down and doused her all night long after a particularly nasty burn. The next morning she was as pretty and pale as the day before her mid day ride. There is no physical or physiological reason why this should work, but it does every time. So, if you are severly burned, keep applying milk of magnesia to return your skin to it’s pre-burn condition.

  13. Karyn says:

    The bedspread used to be plaid, now it’s floured.

  14. Julie YARBROUGH says:

    Poor kiddodo, hope you got over your burn. I never heard of corn starch for sun burn but he looks like it isn’t working anyway.

  15. sjd says:

    That is truly frightening. I mean, nightmare inducing frightening.

  16. becka says:

    I like turtles.

  17. Liz says:

    Looks like a giant Smurf, poor kid.

  18. Christa says:

    It puts the lotion on or its gets grounded.

  19. Magillicuddy says:

    Oh do I feel for you …. When I was 4 my then 13 yr old sister left me on a beach in the Bahamas all day long with no sunscreen – I ended up in a burn ward and came home literally plastered from neck on down. M’y motter – who for some reason was not on the trip- made sure there were plenty of polaroids to immortalize my burn. Luckily none survived the 70s!

    • Izzy says:

      I hope you recovered from your burn! Sounds so terrible! What’s your relationship like with your sister?

  20. Mike Jr. says:

    No No NO… the SPF 450 goes on BEFORE you burn… not after

  21. Scott says:

    I like turtles!

  22. Mike says:

    Brrrrrrraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaainssssss

  23. SQ says:

    the look in your eyes doesn’t convince me that your mom’s remedy really takes the sting out.

  24. Eddie says:

    Corn Starch. My mom would do that to us as kids as well, maybe not as drastic, but it did sooth.

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