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Any Good Ayurvedic Therapies Sun Burn
Ayurveda programs follow the ancient Hindu science of medicine, and offer a holistic approach to health with the goal to help people live long, healthy, and well-balanced lives. The programs focus on the three basic energy types (doshas) found in every person, and work ...Read more
Are tanning bed burns worse than sunburns? Am a little red today after tanning in a aroma therapy bed for 10min but no discomfort like w/ a sunburn.
Aloe: Available at almost any drug store, you can also grab an aloe plant at your local nursey. ...Read more
I was in the sun for a bit too long today, and I have a formal even tomorrow and I was wondering what is a good way to get rid of sun burn overnight?
Can't undo a burn: You probably already know the answer - you cannot get rid of the burn overnight but management should include moisturizing creams for the milder burns and for the more severe burns you may need a prescription cream. Camouflage make-up may be your best option if you have non-blistered sunburns. Prevention is the best form of treatment in these cases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ibuprofen and aloe: To reduce the immediate inflammation from a sunburn, Ibuprofen (ie advil, motrin) every 6 hours and frequent application of moisturizers such as sarna, aloe or Hydrocortisone containing lotion will help. Drink plenty of fluids to remain hydrate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sunburn: 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 med care for severe pain, fever, lack of improvement of sxs w/i several days or if a large surface area is blistered. Drink h2o. ...Read more
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