I went to the beach twice last weekend, and after the second time I got sunburned for the first time (I have been burned before but just a tiny bit on my face, not enough to hurt though). I never burn because I have very dark skin, and I usually just get even more tan. This time I was in a lot of pain the next day and I was really red. I think the pain was magnified because this is the first time (in 16 years) that I have actually had a real sunburn. Then yesterday the pain was almost completely gone, and right when I was going to bed I started getting a little itchy. It kept getting worse and worse and I jumped in the shower with the water as cold as it would go. The itching wasn't going away and it was driving me crazy! My mom had to work late so she wasn't home yet, so I called her asking her what I should do and she told me to stay in the shower and she would be home in a little bit with some benydrill (sp?). She got home 20 minutes after we talked and when she got home I had been in the shower for 40 minutes. I took the medicine while she was on the phone with our insurance people I think, and the itching was slowly going away. That is the worst feeling I have ever had (but I am sure it wasn't as bad as my mom having gallstones). The only good thing I got out of it is that I didn't have to go to school today lol. Has anyone ever heard of this before (the intense itching) ?