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how to help a sunburn heal faster

A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary David Schwartz
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Apply lotion/cooling: Allow blisters to heal and don't "pop" them. Apply aloe or moisturizing cream with CTMG in it. A wet clean cloth in the fridge until cold and then app ... Read More

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not sure.: I don't know. In a thai medical study, patients with moderate burn wounds treated with gauze and aloe vera healed in an average of 12 days and those t ... Read More
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Simple Care best: 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Cool compresses.: Try to nsaid's & acetominophen orally and cool compresses to the skin.
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Simple Care: 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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Aloe Barbadensis: (aloe vera) can v redness, pain, itching ; swelling from burns. It has anesthetic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial ; antifungal qualities. It speeds ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Emollients...: ...Or Hydrocortisone cream may hasten its resolution, but mostly, you just have to ride it out and wait for it to resolve. Next time, apply a good sun ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Sunburn: You have basically killed the outer cells of your skin. By definition you have a second degree burn. You have to heal, nothing will make it go any fa ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Cool compresses: Keep sunburn cool with moist cool/cold compresses. Avoid alcohol containing products. Consider non-steroidal anti-inflammatory meds to reduce pain. ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin): antibiotic ointment applied to raw area may soothe it and prevent infection
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
11 years experience Family Medicine
Sunburn: Sunburn is a self-limiting condition. Cool compresses or soaks, calamine lotion, or aloe vera-based gels may be used for the relief of skin discomfort ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Sunburn care: 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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