Frozen veggies, or an ice pack are your best friend. Just make sure to never apply directly to the skin, as that can cause more damage.
It really is the cure! The gel from the cactus speeds healing, moisturizes, and eases the itch.
Since the Egyptian days, this sticky stuff has been proven to speed healing, reduce infection, and minimize pain. (Not for the hairy sunburn victim in your life)
If you’re feeling really itchy and inflamed, mix oatmeal with your bathwater to help ease the pain. (alternatively you can add Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda, or Cornstarch for a relieving bath as well.
This magical cure-all even works for burns. Just apply 3-4 times a day to relieve pain and itching.
Soak it in gauze or cotton and apply to the burn to reduce the heat, and ease the pain.