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Doctor insights on: Best Ways To Heal A Sunburn

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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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What is the best way to help heal a sunburn?

What is the best way to help heal a sunburn?

Probably nothing: If you get a sunburn you should immediately take an aspirin. After that you will just have to wait for the sunburn to fade. ...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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Help please! is damaging scars a good way to heal them?

Help please! is damaging scars a good way to heal them?

No! Scar on scar: That having been said, some feel that laser or dermabrasion 6-8 weeks after initial injury may help to reset or restart the healing process and produce a scar that better blends into the surrounding skin but I am generally not an advocate of this approach. Avoiding further injury, including sun and tobacco use, are usually the best approach. ...Read more

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Please advise what is the best way to heal a sunburn (besides aloe)?

Please advise what is the best way to heal a sunburn (besides aloe)?

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 help heal a painful sunburn?

How to help heal a painful sunburn?

Sunburn: The thick, gel-like juice of the aloe vera plant can take the sting and redness out of a sunburn. Aloe vera causes blood vessels to constrict. Luckily, this healing plant is available at your local nursery or even in the grocery store's floral department. Simply slit open one of the broad leaves and apply the gel directly to the burn. Apply five to six times per day for several days. ...Read more

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What is a good way to heal a sunburn?

Sunburn remedy: 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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How long can a wound scar take to heal how many months and what's best treatment for healing scars?

How long can a wound scar take to heal how many months and what's best treatment for healing scars?

Patience: 6 weeks to eight weeks to fully heal. Keep moist to prevent permanent scarring. Open to air when possible. If it dries out, the dry dead skin should be removed. ...Read more

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What is the best way to quickly heal a severe ankle sprain?

What is the best way to quickly heal a severe ankle sprain?

Common sense: If the ankle was evaluated by your dr and no fracture or torn ligaments etc ..Rest, elevatin, nonsteroidals, etc. ...Read more

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Please describe a good cheap way to heal a sunburn?

Please describe a good cheap way to heal a 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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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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Best way to treat a sprained ankle?

Best way to treat a sprained ankle?

It depend: We grade torn ligament to three levels. 1-grade 1. 2-grade 2. 3-grade 3. The first two usually are treated non surgical, by cast or brace for about 4-6 weeks. The third one usually treated surgically. ...Read more

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What is the best way to heal a blister?

What is the best way to heal a blister?

Protect it: An unpopped blister represents a closed sterile environment. Yes on occasion one can become infected then it is time to open it, however the risk of infection in a dressed open wound is still higher than that of an intact blister. The blister will gradually resolve with time. ...Read more

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What the best way to relieve a sunburn itch?

What the best way to relieve a sunburn itch?

Topical meds.: Hydocortisone cream topical or aloe with lidocaine. ...Read more

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What is the best way to heal a sprained ankle?

What is the best way to heal a sprained ankle?

RICE therapy: Rest, ice, compression and elevate initially, and then go see the doctor. A good clinical examination and possibly xrays can rule out any other injury. ...Read more

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What's the best and fastest way to heal a scalded tongue?

What's the best and fastest way to heal a scalded tongue?

Avoid re-injury: So nothing extremely cold or hot. Your tongue should recover rapidly. I assume you are talking about a typical food burn (coffee, anchovy pizza). Some believe that the epidermal growth factor in saliva may accelerate healing. ...Read more

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What is the best way to help heal laryngitis?

What is the best way to help heal laryngitis?

Laryngitis: In your age group the most common cause of laryngitis is caused from an upper respiratory viral infection---usually associated with a barky cough --noted especially at night. treatment that is useful is a short coarse of prednisone--or a shot of dexamethasone---talk with your Doctor Over the counter treatments are many-- gargles,sprays and various throat lozengers--simple honey and lemon works ...Read more

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Hen you're sunburnt how is the easiest and fastest way to remove the heat and heal your skin.

Hen you're sunburnt how is the easiest and fastest way to remove the heat and heal your skin.

Ouch: Hello. Cool compresses ca help with pain. Aloe vera applied directly to the skin several times a day. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaids for pain. Hydrate well and don't peel off deep layers. ...Read more