A 31-year-old member asked:
What is the best thing to put on your skin to stop it from peeling and to get the redness out from a sunburn?
3 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Nothing: You lose the top layer of your skin every 7 days anyway and with sunburn the damaged skin has to come off. The redness has to heal over time. You can soothe the skin and maybe speed it up by a day or two by applying moisturising lotion containing aloe vera and avoiding sun exposure till it is healed.
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Dermatology 46 years experience
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Wound care 36 years experience
Simple Treatment: 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 Oct 22, 2019
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