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ways to soothe a sunburn

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Sunburn: Aloe vera (aloe barbadensis) can reduce redness, pain, itching ; swelling from a burn. It has anesthetic, anti-inflammatory ; antibacterial / antifung ... Read More
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

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
38 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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Aloe Vera: 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
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 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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Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
FAst help: 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
38 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. Irwin Berkowitz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Cool compresses: Unfortunately once the baby is sunburned the damage is done, cool compresses may help with initial discomfort as well as tylenol (acetaminophen). Mo ... Read More
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A 42-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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Topicals: Topical aloe with lidocainet.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Lockwood
39 years experience Family Medicine
Topical Sprays: The topical anaesthetic sprays for sunburn are helpful as are medications such as Ibuprofen and acetomenophen. We all should use sunblock for ultravio ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Soaks, ibuprofen: Apply cool washcloths frequently to the burned area and take Ibuprofen or something similar for the pain and inflammation. And please learn the lesson ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keira Barr
21 years experience Dermatology
No fast fix: There's no fast fix for sunburn. The following may help: keep it cool with ice compresses/cool towels. Keep it moist: aloe vera gel or moisturizer. De ... Read More
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