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A 16-year-old female asked:

i have a sunburn on my butt from a tanning bed, it hurts and is itching a lot and i can't sleep cause its so bad. what should i do.

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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Burnt buns: I'm so sorry. You need to get as much cool water to the area as you can to reduce the heat in the skin cells. Try standing in the shower with just your butt in the water stream and keep the water as cool as you can stand. Alternative is to put cold washcloths or towels on, changing them to keep them cool. Apply heavy coat of water based moisturizer every few hours. Take Ibuprofen by mouth for pain.

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Last updated Jul 31, 2017

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