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What approaches work best to heal a sunburn?

What approaches work best to heal 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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Sunburn (Definition)

An intense inflammatory response to excessive exposure to the sun that causes damage ...Read more


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Please help! what is the best lotion to use for dry skin?

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Please help! what is the best lotion to use for dry skin?

Alvin'sBestSnakeOil: Of course I'm being facetious b/c there really isn't one best lotion for everyone. So before looking for solutions, focus on causes of dry skin eg http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/dry-skin/basics/causes/con-20030009. Check out http://www.webmd.com/beauty/dry-skin-13/cosmetic-procedures-skin-care-dry-skin for helpful ingredients in dry skin lotions. Failing that, go c ur Dermatologist. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the best treatment for facial rash?

Help please? What is the best treatment for facial rash?

Depends on the cause: There are many things that could cause a skin rash. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bites, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What's the best way treatment for sunburns?

What's the best way treatment for sunburns?

Aloe Vera: Hydrate well, non-steroidal anti-inflammatories or tylenol (acetaminophen) with topical application of aloe vera. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the best treatment for eczema?

Help please? What is the best treatment for eczema?

Eczema treatment: Eczema treatment depends upon the cause of it. Removal of the causative agent is the first step, next you treat it with the anti inflammatory agent. Consult the dermatologist if it is not better. ...Read more

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What is the best help for acne?

What is the best help for acne?

See Dermatologist: Best to be seen by a well experienced board-certified dermatologist; nothing replaces in person history and physical when it comes to good medical care/recommendations. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the best OTC for sciatica?

Help please? What is the best OTC for sciatica?

Core Strengthening: Best otc care for sciatica is core strengthening, stretching, ice/heat and using nsaids as long as you don't have any major medical issues. Otherwise, see your doctor for more detailed evaluation and/or physical therapy. ...Read more

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Which works best to relieve sunburn pain?

Which works best to relieve sunburn pain?

Aloe Vera: Tylenol (acetaminophen) or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Cool compresses & aloe vera applied directly from the plant to the affected area. ...Read more

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Best soap for anti fungles in india please told for best care for skin?

Best soap for anti fungles in india please told for best care for skin?

Sulfur salicylic aci: A sulfur salicylic acid soap would be the best. Otherwise see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Best way to treat a sunburn?

Best way to treat a sunburn?

Not really: Cool compresses; aloe vera gel (avoid the ones with Benzocaine as they can cause allergic skin reaction); topical otc steroid cream for more painful burns (remember to use very sparingly to avoid potential skin damage). Prevention is even better: sun blocks that protect against uva & uvb applied b4 exposure; long sleeves, broad-brimmed hats, pants. For sever blistering, see fp. ...Read more

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Please advise what is best to use for a skin irritation?

Please advise what is best to use for a skin irritation?

Avoidance: If there is no itching, try to avoid scented or antibacterial soap and apply a moisturizer on the skin routinely within 3 minutes after bathing. Avoid contact with irritants (organic solvents, hand sanitizer etc). If the skin appears clean , a few days of topical 1% hydrocortisone cream may help calm the skin down but the best answer is still "avoiding the irritants". ...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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How can I best take care of a peeling sunburn?

How can I best take care of a peeling sunburn?

Peeling sunburn: The best treatment for a peeling sunburn is just to continue moisturizing the skin and allow the peeling to occur naturally. Aloe vera can help with any discomfort or itching. Also, topical ointments such as biafine may assist in the healing process. ...Read more

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What lotion is best for keliod relief?

What lotion is best for keliod relief?

Keloids: As the previous vice president for the keloid foundation, I am going to very frank. The lotions and potions over the counter can pretty much do nothing for a keloid. You need strong topical steroids, interferon or steroids in the form of injections. Please seek out a very experienced dermatologist if you decide you want to start treat and stick with it. ...Read more

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What can I use for sun burn relief?

What can I use for sun burn relief?

Sun burn relief: cool shower or cool compresses. Simple analgesics (paracetamol or ibuprofen). Emollients moisturiser ) ...Read more

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Please help! what is the best way to treat a sun burn?

Please help! what is the best way to treat a sun burn?

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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Can you recommend a good natural treatment for eczema, don't want to use hydrocortisones?

Can you recommend a good natural treatment for eczema, don't want to use hydrocortisones?

Eczema care: Get cerave or cristco shortening and long rolls of gauze. Lather up the ghoo on the skin and wrap it lightly overnight and do it nightly until the skin is well moisturized and then apply the moisturizer daily twice a day especially after a shower and don't use hot water when you shower. ...Read more