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A 40-year-old member asked:

I got sun burnt really bad today! my skin looks vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry! is there any good way to heal my skin?

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Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
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 healing. Do not use ice as this can injure already injured skin. Cool water soaks can help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring . Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps.

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Last updated Jun 30, 2014

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