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A 46-year-old male asked:

how does aloe vera help sunburn?

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Dr. Hasan Khondker
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
It basically : Cools and soothes the irritated skin

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A 38-year-old member asked:

Is aloe vera a good sunburn treatment ?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Can be: Certainly good at soothing the burning pain from sunburn.
A 49-year-old member asked:

What can you use to put on sunburn other than aloe vera?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Cool compresses.: Moist cool compresses. Avoid compounds containing alcohol. Products with Benzocaine often are not very helpful.
A 31-year-old member asked:

How can I stop sunburn hurting without aloe vera?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Cool compresses: Moist, cool compresses. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication or acetominophen. Tthese are options.
A 34-year-old member asked:

I am wondering what helps heal a sunburn fast, besides aloe vera?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Cool compresses: Keep sunburn cool with moist cool/cold compresses. Avoid alcohol containing products. Consider non-steroidal anti-inflammatory meds to reduce pain. Don’t yank off peeling skin or burst blisters. Seek medical care for severe pain, fever, lack of improvement of symptoms within several days or if a large surface area is blistered.
A 44-year-old member asked:

How much time will my sunburn last without aloe vera?

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Dr. James Newman
Facial Plastic Surgery 30 years experience
Cool and moisturize: Topical cooling will relieve pain immediately. Refrigerated aloe works best. For highly sensitive areas a topical anesthetic can be used under a physicians direction. Oral antinflammatories such as Ibuprofen can provide relief over the first few days. After cooling apply a rich moisturizer such as aquaphor or biafine.

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