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Can You Apply Skin Lotion To A Sunburn
reason?: Sunburn occurs when solar radiation damages the skin. Unfortunately, not even the world's greatest skin lotion can bring dead skin back to life and I am betting that rubbing the skin is causing you intense pain. Using Motrin or advil to decrease the inflammation and applying an over-the-counter gel with Benzocaine as well as protecting the area will pay biggest dividends. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Burn : You can get this from your dermatologist. ...Read more
Great Idea: 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. Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring . Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it better to apply aloe lotion on my 3 day old sunburn to relieve the itch or to let it heal naturally?
Go for it: The aloe is good.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have peeling skin on my face and it looks horrible due to sunburn! Should I put any creams/lotions or will it make it worse? face looks really dirty
Apply unscented: moisturizing lotion. Do not try to peel the skin yourself. Although that may seem to help, it will just peel more and possibly lead to bleeding, infection and scarring. Be careful of any makeup you apply, which could make the peeling worse. Also, stay out of the sun until this is healed and then make sure you're diligent with sunscreen and re-applying for the future. ...Read more
Scratching sunburned-peeling skin that causes fliud to come out? what is this fluid? aloe vera after sun lotion was used beforehand.
Tissue fluid: Damaged, burned tissue exudes fluid leaking out of ruptured cells. Not dangerous. Nothing magic about aloe. Any lubricating oil or ointment will be beneficial.Water is also useful. Avoid antiseptics and antibiotics. Avoid bacitracin, neosporin, etc. Next time prepare to better protect yourself from sun damage. ...Read more
Aloe straight from : The plant is recommended. Lotions w aloe don't have a high enough aloe concentration. Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) can v redness, pain, itching ; swelling from burns. It has anesthetic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial ; antifungal qualities. It speeds burn healing by stimulating new skin growth. ...Read more
Straight from plant: 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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