Sunburn

emilyw

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Hi

My poor little yearling got a very sunburnt nose at the weekend, I completly forgot that he had a pink nose so would get burnt.

It is now very yellow and peeling/blistering. I was putting normal cream on it (similar to sudocream) and last night coated it in aftersun. He has started getting funny about having his headcollar on so I have made the nose piece very big so it does not rub as I put it on.

From now on when it is sunny (thank goodness its cloudy and wet today) I will coat him in high factor sun cream. I did have a fly mask that covered his nose as well but he hated it, pulled it off and ripped it to shreds, he is now happy to wear a fly mask but not one that covers his nose. He is far to into everything to leave a headcollar on with a nosenet so im not willing to risk that.

Does anyone have any other suggestions or am I going in the right direction?

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I used aloe vera gel on my mare when I got her as her nose was very badly sunburnt. now i use a nose screen on a libbys field collar with plaiting bands on the strap so when she rolls it won't come off(strap is velcro).
 

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My mare suffers badly in the sun. I plaster her nose twice a day in factor 50, waterproof suncream and she does wear a mask with a nose flap, however she still comes in with a very pink nose, Unfortuntely her paddock doesn't have much shelter in it so she is exposed to the sun all day.

I do put sudocream on her nose to take the soreness out of it and bring her in during the day every now and again to give her some relief but the stables get the sun as well!

You are doing the right thing, just try and put the sun cream on as often as you can and be gentle lol
 

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I think try all of the above. However, we have some Fuciderm (think that's right?) we got from the vet and this clears up the soreness brilliantly.

Sudocrem also works werll but is a bit messier and hard to get off. We constantly have a supply of fuciderm now.
 

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Creams like sudocream are fine to soothe a ned's burnt nose. But don't turn the horse out in oil based creams as they just fry the skin. Sunblocks and nose covers will help at the start and end of the day but the only way to be 100% certain is to stable the horse during the day in the summer. Angel has (controlled now) ragwort damage to her liver and has a pink skinned muzzle. So she suffers from "ordinary" sunburn plus acute photosensitivity from the liver damage so her muzzle burns very badly. She's stabled 9 - 5 on sunny/bright summer days. She's plastered in sunblock when she does go out but can burn even then. She gets a face mask off in 5 mins flat. I've just ordered a specially made nose net from e-bay (darkbaymare2004 on e-bay or amurraysmith@aol.com). Will let you know if it works!
 

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Sudocreme doesn't contain oil & is a highly effective sun block as well as being soothing. The cob I use it on has probably the biggest pinkest nose ever (SN, Rema & Bonzabean on here will all verify !!) & in the eleven years we have owned him has NEVER had a sunburnt nose, & all we've ever used is sudocrem. Sudocrem contains a high percentage of zinc cream which is a 100% sun block, but don't confuse that with zinc & castor oil cream which is a different thing altogether & will cause 'frying'

(My very fair skinned OH was at Drs recent & Dr commented that OH didn't appear to have burnt in the good weather we'd had. When OH said he used sudocrem as a sun block Dr looked a bit stunned & then said 'Oh yes......it would work as a sunblock.......top tip for the summer - I'll be passing that one on !!)
 

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Dont put aftersun on it as it traps the heat, aloe vera gel is fantastic as is cold tea, i know this from personal expriance
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