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ouch, how do i make a sun burn better? my skin feels like leather from a day outside with no sun block. what can i do about the pain? will i get blisters if i don't have them already?

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Comfort: The extent of the burn is the critical factor here. It is possible to sustain a serious burn from an unprotected day in the sun. If it is mild to moderate, blistering is not common, if that is the case, a topical anesthetic spray could lessen the discomfort. If significant blistering it is a bad burn and those blisters may become infected. A trip to an md would be beneficial.
Answered on Jan 18, 2013

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