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hives from sunburn

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Hives: You may have heat urticaria, you can take otc Claritin (loratadine) or zyrtec to see if they help, they are safe during pregnancy.
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Dr. John Chiu
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57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Unlikely: I suspect that what the child had was something like poison ivy and not truly hives. It usually takes a much more potent cortisone cream to control t ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Drug Reaction: Adverse drug reaction (adr, or adverse drug effect) is a broad term referring to unwanted, uncomfortable, or dangerous effects that a drug may have. A ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Benabio
18 years experience Dermatology
Special nerves: Sunburn damages the surface layer of your skin. This outermost area is loaded with special nerve fibers called c-fibers, that respond to itch. (itch i ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Sunburn: Tylenol (acetaminophen) or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Cool compresses & aloe vera applied directly from the plant to the affected ar ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
HC 1% cream: It will fade over a long time. Hydrocortisone cream (HC 1% cream) is over-the-counter, and helps when used 2-3 times a day for 4-5 days on new mild su ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
36 years experience Wound care
Superfast healing: 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
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
39 years experience Plastic Surgery
Not much: Apply moisturizing lotions to keep it from drying, and this will help some. Aloe is considered helpful by some. If you have actual blistering, then t ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Sunburn: Keep sunburn cool with moist cool/cold compresses. Avoid alcohol containing products. Break off pieces of aloe vera plant & apply sap to skin. Con ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Aloe vera/ moist: Keep sunburn cool with moist cool/cold compresses. Avoid alcohol containing products. Break off pieces of aloe vera plant & apply sap to skin. Con ... Read More

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