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Taking Accutane (Definition)

Accutane (Isotretinoin) is a powerful medicine that treats acne. It is known to cause severe birth defects if a woman becomes ...Read more


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Why do sunburns itch?

Why do sunburns itch?

Special nerves: Sunburn damages the surface layer of your skin. This outermost area is loaded with special nerve fibers called c-fibers, that respond to itch. (itch is a mechanism to protect us agains insects and other minor injuries that aren't significant enough to register as pain). Because sunburn skin damage happens in this surface layer, these nerves fire furiously until the skin is healed over again. ...Read more

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Ways to treat sunburn?

Ways to treat sunburn?

Simple Care: Sunburn is response of the tissues to injury from solar radiation. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Do not use ice as this can injure already injured skin. Cool water soaks can help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring . Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps. ...Read more

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How to remove sunburn?

How to remove sunburn?

HC 1% cream: It will fade over a long time. Hydrocortisone cream (HC 1% cream) is over-the-counter, and helps when used 2-3 times a day for 4-5 days on new mild sunburns. If the skin is blistered, cracked up, or oozing, one should see a primary doctor or a dermatologist. Hydrocortisone cream is ok to use on sunburned lips, and Aquaphor or plain Vaseline can be used on the lips in between hydrocortisone doses. ...Read more

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How can I fix a sunburn?

How can I fix a sunburn?

Superfast healing: Sunburn is response of the tissues to injury from solar radiation. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Do not use ice as this can injure already injured skin. Cool water soaks can help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring . Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps. ...Read more

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How can I soothe my sunburn?

How can I soothe my sunburn?

Not much: Apply moisturizing lotions to keep it from drying, and this will help some. Aloe is considered helpful by some. If you have actual blistering, then this is a second degree burn, and should be treated with an antibiotic cream-neosporin- until it heals. ...Read more

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How can you soothe a sunburn?

Sunburn: Keep sunburn cool with 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. ...Read more

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What should I use for a sunburn?

What should I use for a sunburn?

SImple Tricks: Sunburn is response of the tissues to injury from solar radiation. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Do not use ice as this can injure already injured skin. Cool water soaks can help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring . Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps. ...Read more

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What increases risk for a sunburn?

What increases risk for a sunburn?

Sunburn: Photosensitivty from medications, and fair skinned patients, not using sunscreen and not avoiding direct sun without protection or protective clothing. ...Read more

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What is the best thing for a sunburn?

Options.: Cool, moist compresses can alleviate pain. Aloe vera (aloe barbadensis) can reduce redness, pain, itching & swelling from a burn. It has anesthetic, anti-inflammatory & antibacterial / antifungal qualities. It can speed burn healing by stimulating growth of new skin. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories and acetomenophen can be very helpful. Hydrate well and don't peel off any deep layers. ...Read more

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Sunburn discoloration lasting months?

Normal Healing: As injured skin heals, the body creates inflammation to do so which means fresh blood goes to the area and with it, many kinds of healing factors and cells. One type is called melanocytes which carry our skin pigment melanin. A healing occurs, these cells get deposited in the area and give it the brownish coloration you see. Over time, there will be some fading as the injury matures. ...Read more

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What are good ways to soothe a sunburn?

What are good ways to soothe a sunburn?

Sunburn: Aloe vera (aloe barbadensis) can reduce redness, pain, itching ; swelling from a burn. It has anesthetic, anti-inflammatory ; antibacterial / antifungal qualities. It can speed burn healing by stimulating growth of new skin. You can also place cool, moist compresses over the skin. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories ;acetomenophen can be very helpful. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can be used for itching. Hydrate well. ...Read more

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What is the best way to soothe a sunburn?

Sunburn care: I agree with dr. Sexton. Apply cool compresses. Aloe vera (aloe barbadensis) can reduce redness, pain, itching & swelling from a burn. It has anesthetic, anti-inflammatory & antibacterial / antifungal qualities. It can speed burn healing by stimulating growth of new skin. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories and acetomenophen can be very helpful. Hydrate well and don't peel off any deep layers. ...Read more

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What is the fastest way to cure a sunburn?

Aloe vera: Aloe vera (aloe barbadensis) can reduce redness, pain, itching & swelling from a burn. It has anesthetic, anti-inflammatory & antibacterial / antifungal qualities. It can speed burn healing by stimulating growth of new skin. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories and acetomenophen can be very helpful. Hydrate well and don't peel off any deep layers. ...Read more

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What should I do if my baby gets sunburned?

What should I do if my baby gets sunburned?

Baby sunburn: Use a small child approved moisturizer probably with aloe and nothing to cause allergy or irritate the skin. No alcohol and no retin-a. Just use the moisturizer and keep the skin clean, all should heal fine...If not see a pediatrician. Be sure not to get anymore sunburns as future damage is being done. ...Read more

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What is the best way to soothe my sunburn pain?

Sunburn soothe: Aloe vera (aloe barbadensis) can reduce redness, pain, itching & swelling from a burn. It has anesthetic, anti-inflammatory & antibacterial / antifungal qualities. It can speed burn healing by stimulating growth of new skin. Apply cool compresses. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories and acetomenophen can be very helpful. Hydrate well and don't peel off any deep layers. ...Read more

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Is there such thing as an overnight sunburn fix?

Is there such thing as an overnight sunburn fix?

Not really: A sunburn is just that...A burn. Most are first or second degree and should be treated the same way. The pain and heat will subside over the next few days along with the redness. One "trick" to minimize peeling and discomfort is to hyper moisturize with any heavy moisturizer...My go to product for this is skin medica's ceramide treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sunburn (Definition)

An intense inflammatory response to excessive sun exposure that represents the body's reaction to the tissue damage resulting ...Read more