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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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A 27-year-old member asked:

How long does it typically take for a sunburn to go away?

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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology 28 years experience
1 to 2 weeks: Mild sunburns may resolve after 3 days. A 1st degree sunburn may take a week to go away. A 2nd degree sunburn (blistering) may take 2 weeks.
A 35-year-old member asked:

How to make the redness to go away after a sunburn?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
No magic: There is no magic. However, aloe vera (aloe barbadensis) can reduce redness, pain, itching & swelling from a burn. It has anesthetic, anti-inflammatory & antibacterial / antifungal qualities.
A 38-year-old member asked:

How to get the redness of sunburn to go away fast?

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Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Sunburn redness....: The most effective way to improve the redness from a sunburn is to use a topical steroid, like 1% Hydrocortisone and a NSAID like Motrin or ibuprofen. Make sure to keep the area moisturized with a product like eucerin, lubriderm or an aloe vera based cream. This helps most superficial sunburns. Your primary doc can also prescribe specific treatments. Camouflage make-up will cover for an event.
A 35-year-old member asked:

If you have a worse than a 3rd degree sunburn, how can you make the redness or pinkness go away?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
If you have any: Type of 3rd degree burn - medical care is imperative.
A 34-year-old member asked:

When will redness from my sunburn go away?

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Dr. Steven Hubert
Dermatology 28 years experience
Variable: It usually takes a matter of days however sometimes the redness can be permanent if the burn was severe.

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