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sunscreen after sunburn

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Venis
19 years experience Emergency Medicine
Stay hydrated: Plenty of fluids, ibuprofen, and moisturize your skin a ton. Use something like eucerin after showering. In the future use sunscreen daily.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Aloe vera: Sap is excellent. You can also use cool compresses.

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
What is the SPF: of your sunscreen? Have you tried 50 or 70? How often do you apply it? Usually needs to be reapplied through the day. Do you use clothing as protecti ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Oh
Dr. Joseph Oh answered
15 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: You can, depending on your skin tone, get lots of sun before you burn. Any excessive sun exposure will, long term increase your risk of skin cancer. A ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
21 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Sunscreen: Sunscreens work via 2 possible ways: 1) chemical blocks that breakdown the uv rays as they pass through the skin and 2) physical blocks that prevent t ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
60 years experience Family Medicine
Sunscreen: Sunscreens help prevent sunburn by slowing down the rate of absorbtion of ultraviolet rays by the skin. For example a number 15 sunblocker applied t ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
36 years experience Wound care
Normal Process: As injured skin heals, the body creates inflammation which means fresh blood goes to the area and with it, many kinds of healing factors and cells. O ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
22 years experience Plastic Surgery
Sunscreen: Its probably the sunscreen. But a sunburn itself causes redness and inflammation.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yelena Kipervas
23 years experience Family Medicine
Use aloe gel: most likely you peel anyways, but aloe gel will help you to sooth the area.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
25 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
No: Avoid significant sun exposure in the next few days.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Burns: May need prescription pain med, silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream, and tetanus booter, plus antibiotic. Please, see doctor.

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