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A 42-year-old member asked:

How to soothe sunburn and help the redness go down overnite?

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Dr. Keira Barr
Dermatology 22 years experience
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. Decrease inflammation by taking over counter anti-inflammatory medications such as Ibuprofen or Aspirin per label instructions: (aspirin not recommended for children or teens as may cause reye's syndrome).

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A 44-year-old member asked:

What is the best way to soothe sunburns and help the redness go down?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stephen Friedman
Dermatology 41 years experience
Topical treatment: The best treatment for sunburn is prevention with sunscreens, sun protective clothing, hat, and sunglasses. If redness and discomfort occur, topical non steroidal and oral anti-inflammatory medications will help the symptoms. Also, topical corticosteroid may relieve itching as the skin heals. Cool compresses and luke warm baths may also reduce pain and itch.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Does the redness from sunburn go away?

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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: Once the burn is healed it should go away.

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Last updated Jun 25, 2014

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