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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Benabio
17 years experience in 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 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in 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 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience in 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 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Kessler
14 years experience in Family Medicine
Aloe Vera: Depending on severity of the burn aloe has been helpful for some patients.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Sunburn treatment: Consult a doctor for sunburn treatment if: severe sunburn covers a large portion of your body with blisters sunburn is accompanied by a high fever or ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience in Family Medicine
Not really: Cool compresses; aloe vera gel (avoid the ones with Benzocaine as they can cause allergic skin reaction); topical otc steroid cream for more painful b ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
38 years experience in 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
See below: There are many products with aloe or Lidocaine to ease the pain.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in 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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