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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Kessler
14 years experience Family Medicine
Aloe Vera: Depending on severity of the burn aloe has been helpful for some patients.
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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
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Gentle 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 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
40 years experience Dermatology
Blistering sunburn?: If there were no blisters you can just take aspirin, advil or aleve (naproxen) to help relieve the pain and use a moisturizer.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Applying Aloe Vera: Direct from the plant can be helpful.
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 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Tamler
32 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Bike seat: Vasolex for the sores. Get a silicone cushioned bike seat for future riding.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience Internal Medicine
See answer: You may want to indicate something like "Severe drug interactions: See wallet" and in your wallet list the medication you are on, the need to check fo ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Sabean
50 years experience Dermatology
Various: For treatment of an open pimple you can use rubbing alcohol, benzoyl peroxide gel, topical clindamycin, topical erythromycin, topical tretinoin, even ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Xerosis: Moisturizer.Most common cause is dry skin by far. Apply after shower for best results.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Topicals don't work: Hives are caused by the release of a substance called histamine, which causes the characteristic "wheal and flare" skin reaction. Creams don't work be ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Balin
46 years experience Dermatology
Genital herpes: Topical zovirax (acyclovir) ointment. Also frequent outbreaks can be suppressed with antiviral systemic therapy that your doctor can prescribe.
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Ammoliants: First make sure the scaly skin isn't from an underlying medical condition, have a basic check up look at the thyroid as well. Some good rules for dry ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Despain
36 years experience Dermatology
Cool compresses: Cool water compresses are fine.
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