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A 39-year-old female asked:

my eye lids are sunburned. i've used cold tea bags and aloe. i've also taken motrin. will claritin (loratadine) help? i am at a resort so i'm limited to resources.

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Dr. Brandon Maples
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Probably not: I don't think Claritin (loratadine) would really do anything for you. The Motrin and cold tea bags (or even cool rags) sound the best. Since it's your eyelids, you're somewhat limited as to what you can do, because any kind of cream, etc. You really don't want to use that close to your eyes. Hope your vacation is better!
Dr. William Constad
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
Don't use tea: Tea has tannic acid in it. Tannic acid is used to process cowhide into leather. Over time it will make the skin thick tough and wrinkly. Use cool compresses. Keep most cosmetics off the tender burned eyelid skin.
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Use this: You can use a small amount of topical Hydrocortisone cream 0.5% on your eyelids twice per day. This will help with the redness and pain.

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