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does lotion help sunburn

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Aloe straight from : The plant is recommended. Lotions w aloe don't have a high enough aloe concentration. Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) can v redness, pain, itching ; swel ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Bentkover
46 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Baby lotion: As long as it is a first degree burn, not blistering, baby oil or aloe vera should be fine to sooth the burn. I prefer aloe vera. If there are blist ... Read More
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Yes and also...: Sunburn is response of the tissues to injury from solar radiation. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote he ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Straight from plant: Keep sunburn cool w moist cool/cold compresses. Avoid alcohol containing products. Break off pieces of aloe vera plant ; apply sap to skin. Conside ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Sure, but...: ...It's not going to do much of anything. Soak some washcloths or small towels in cool water and apply them to the burned skin. Hydrocortisone cream w ... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
16 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Yes. Sunburned skin should be hydrated, and lotion is a good way to to keep the skin moisturized. You can also use aloe gel to cool the skin.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Tincture of TIME: Sorry, but just like any other burn or injury, it will take some time to heal. Your choices already are good. Use hi-# sunscreen when going out next f ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holt answered
27 years experience Family Medicine
With one condition: Only if it has sun screen in it. Most tanning lotion is meant to enhance the sun's tanning effects, not to block it's harmful uv rays that cause burns ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Calamine tends to: Dry out skin. Keep sunburn cool w moist cool/cold compresses. Avoid alcohol containing products. Break off pieces of aloe vera plant & apply sap to ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Burn : You can get this from your dermatologist.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Straight aloe vera: Sap from the leaf of the plant may be helpful. How serious is the burn? When was your last tetanus shot? Any signs of infection?

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