A 43-year-old member asked:
is calamine lotion okay to use on sunburn?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Heidi Fowler answered
24 years experience Psychiatry
Calamine tends to: Dry out skin. Keep sunburn cool w moist cool/cold compresses. Avoid alcohol containing products. Break off pieces of aloe vera plant & apply sap to skin. 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.
Answered on Dec 21, 2019
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