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How to get rid of sunburn scars

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Encourage you to: See either a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon for scarring. Take care.

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Galli
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Sunburn: Your sunburned skin ends time to heal. In the meantime, stay out of the sun to avoid excessive pigmentation in the area. A burn cream may feel soothin... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for treatment. Usually takes 3 to 6 months to resolve.
A member asked:
Dr. Neil Kudler
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
See a dermatologist : It is important to see a dermatologist to make sure of the cause of discoloration. There are many ways to treat skin conditions of the face but it's ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bob Ourian
Dermatology 26 years experience
Not possible: You can't speed up the recovery from a sunburn. It will take several days. For a quick tan, you can try spray tanning. It's safer than tanning in the ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can help.: Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) can v redness, pain, itching ; swelling from burns. It has anesthetic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial ; antifungal qual... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Fades with Time.: Keep sunburn cool w moist cool/cold compresses. Avoid alcohol containing products. Break off pieces of aloe vera plant & apply sap to skin. Con... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Not fast !: Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) can v redness, pain, itching ; swelling from burns. It has anesthetic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial ; antifungal qual... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Apply sunscreen q2hr: The SPF (sun protective factor) shjould be 30 or more. You should wear it on cloudy days too. Clouds do not block UV light. They do block IR so it doe... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Something wrong: Your skin should have healed in about 6 weeks barring a secondary infection. However if it was a 3rd degree burn, it may leave some scarring. Best to ... Read More

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