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what to do after sunburn

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Travis Kidner
17 years experience Surgical Oncology
Increased risk: Having a sunburn that causes blisters does increase your risk of developing all types of skin cancers. Prevention is key. When you are going to be exp ... Read More
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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No: Having one blistering sunburn does not mean that he will develop melanoma. My advice is to avoid future excessive sun exposure, and to use a sunscree ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Benabio
18 years experience 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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Dr. Michael Miller
36 years experience Wound care
Related to healing: Sunburn occurs when the radiation from the sun damages the skin and the many things which is the bodies way to promote healing through getting good bl ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Fiala
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Release of ....: ...Inflammatory chemicals from the burn wound, such as histamines and prostaglandins.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience 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
Dr. Michael Miller
36 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 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
36 years experience 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 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Kessler
15 years experience Family Medicine
Aloe Vera: Depending on severity of the burn aloe has been helpful for some patients.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
39 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
38 years experience 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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 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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