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Will aloe help heal a sun burn or just relieve symptoms

A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Haley
22 years experience Dermatology
Cool area: Cool showers, Aspirin or Ibuprofen to reduce inflammation, aloe, drink plenty of fluids and replace electrolytes with a sports drink to avoid getting ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin): antibiotic ointment applied to raw area may soothe it and prevent infection
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
You can use a number: Of hydrating and skin healing substances, including vit e, cocoa butter, or other marketed hydrating post-sunburn lotions.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Try: Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream). It is white but the best.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
YES: Aloe vera is commonly used for good reason; it is safe and effective. Calendula cream or lotion is also very helpful, for many even more than aloe. T ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Tincture of TIME: Sorry, but just like any other burn or injury, it will take some time to heal. Your choices already are good. Use hi-# sunscreen when going out next f ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Go for it: The aloe is good.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
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
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Coville
38 years experience Plastic Surgery
Avoid the sun: You must stop the burning in order to heal. A sunscreen will help protect you from further sun, but it is not very good protection. The key to heal is ... Read More
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