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Doctor insights on: Can You Apply Skin Lotion To A Sunburn

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Can you apply skin lotion to a sunburn?

Can you apply skin lotion to a sunburn?

Yes: Yes. Sunburned skin should be hydrated, and lotion is a good way to to keep the skin moisturized. You can also use aloe gel to cool the skin. ...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


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Would it be a good idea to put lotion on skin that is peeling after sunburn?

Would it be a good idea to put lotion on skin that is peeling after sunburn?

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 (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring . Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps. ...Read more

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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

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

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Scratching sunburned-peeling skin that causes fliud to come out? what is this fluid? aloe vera after sun lotion was used beforehand.

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

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Is it safe to use sunscreen lotion when you allready have sun burn or other skin problems?

Is it safe to use sunscreen lotion when you allready have sun burn or other skin problems?

Sunscreen ; Sunburn: As your skin is injured with sunburn, its best to test any product on a small spot first to see if your skin will react in any undesirable way. If there is no reaction, you should be able to apply the product to your skin for sun protection. But if your sunburn is really bad, best to just stay out of the sun. ...Read more

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I get really dry skin on my nose and cheeks. It flakes off nearly every week - like a sun burn does. Lotion helps sometimes. What should I do next?

Possible eczema: discuss with your physician regarding eczema. Moisturizing lotion used on skin after shower/bath may reduce dryness. One percent hydrocortisone cream available over the counter may also help ...Read more

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Large flakes of skin around lower legs & ankles for no reason, no sun burn, no flaking anywhere else. I use olivine lotion there after daily shower.

Dry skin: Dry skin is common. It happens more often in the winter when cold air outside and heated air inside cause low humidity. Dry skin may crack and peel, or become irritated and inflamed. Bathing too frequently, especially with harsh soaps, may contribute. You can use different types of emollients or moisturizers. They work best when they're applied to skin that is wet or damp. ...Read more

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Does lotion help sunburn?

Does lotion help sunburn?

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

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What lotion can I use for my sunburn?

What lotion can I use for my sunburn?

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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What are some ways to heal sunburn quickly? I used aloe, and after sun lotion. What else should I use?

Tincture of TIME: Sorry, but just like any other burn or injury, it will take some time to heal. Your choices already are good. Use hi-# sunscreen when going out next few days so you do not add insult to injury and worsen the burn. It should improve in 2-3 days. ...Read more

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Can tanning lotion prevents sunburn?

Can tanning lotion prevents sunburn?

Tanning lotion: Tanning lotion will not protect against sunburn or sun damage. You need a broad spectrum uva uvb blocking sunscreen with spf rated 30 or higher. Neutropenia has great products. ...Read more

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Is baby lotion good for sunburns?

Baby lotion: As long as it is a first degree burn, not blistering, baby oil or aloe vera should be fine to sooth the burn. I prefer aloe vera. If there are blisters, it is a second degree burn, and you should see a physician. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use baby lotion on a pretty bad sunburn?

Is it ok to use baby lotion on a pretty bad sunburn?

Sure, but...: ...It's not going to do much of anything. Soak some washcloths or small towels in cool water and apply them to the burned skin. Hydrocortisone cream will help decrease the inflammation as well. And learn the lesson that mr. Sun is trying to teach you: he is our friend, but we must respect his power; apply a good broad-spectrum sunscreen when you go out. ...Read more

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Is calamine lotion okay to use on sunburn?

Is calamine lotion okay to use on sunburn?

Calamine tends to: Dry out skin. 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 medical care for severe pain, fever, lack of improvement of symptoms within several days or if a large surface area is blistered. ...Read more