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What can help a really bad sunburn besides aloe?

What can help a really bad 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

Using Aloe (Definition)

The Aloe vera plant has been used for thousands of years to heal a variety of conditions, most notably burns, wounds, skin irritations, and constipation. It is grown in most subtropical and tropical locations, including South Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Aloe was one of the most frequently prescribed medicines throughout most of the 18th and 19th centuries and it remains one of the most commonly used herbs in the United States today. However, oral use of aloe for constipation is no longer recommended, as it can ...Read more


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What is done for sunburn besides aloe?

Sunburn treatment: The symptoms of minor sunburn can be relieved to some extent with cool compresses or a cool bath. Administration of nonprescription analgesics and nsaids for the treatment of pain and inflammation is recommended. ...Read more

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How much faster does sunburn heal if I used aloe?

How much faster does sunburn heal if I used aloe?

Simple Care best: 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 can be done to heal a sunburn faster without aloe?

What can be done to heal a sunburn faster without aloe?

Cool compresses.: Try to nsaid's & acetominophen orally and cool compresses to the skin. ...Read more

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What can you do for sunburn that doesn't involve using aloe?

What can you do for sunburn that doesn't involve using aloe?

Sunburn: V pain by placing cool, moist compresses on skin. Nsaid's ; Acetaminophen can help. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can be used for itching. Hydrate well ; don't peel off deep layers. ...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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Hawaiian moon aloe good for sunburns?

Hawaiian moon aloe good for sunburns?

Can't give feedback: For this specific product. Most lotions do not have a high enough aloe content to help significantly. 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. Nsaid’s ; Acetaminophen can be helpful. Hydrate. ...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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What can be used for sunburn and sun poison besides aloe?

What can be used for sunburn and sun poison besides aloe?

Sunscreens!!!: Prevention works best. If you have a severe sunburn and can get to a doctor in an hour or two, steroids (like prednisone) can sometimes help. After that nothing but the usual creams for comfort will help much. ...Read more

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My one month old has a sunburn on his face. Will just putting aloe and keeping it clean be ok?

Open wets: Aloe vera is a potent allergen and may cause an allergic contact dermatitis. Open wets dressings with a thin cotton material followed by pure vaseline would be the best treatment. ...Read more

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Aloe sunburn spray good on blistered skin?

Aloe sunburn spray good on blistered skin?

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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How can I stop sunburn hurting without aloe vera?

How can I stop sunburn hurting without aloe vera?

Cool compresses: Moist, cool compresses. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication or acetominophen. Tthese are options. ...Read more

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How much time will my sunburn last without aloe vera?

How much time will my sunburn last without aloe vera?

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 more

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How can you relieve sunburn pain other than aloe vera?

How can you relieve sunburn pain other than aloe vera?

NSAID's: Cool compresses to the skin. Acetominophen or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications. ...Read more

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What can you use to put on sunburn other than aloe vera?

What can you use to put on sunburn other than aloe vera?

Cool compresses.: Moist cool compresses. Avoid compounds containing alcohol. Products with Benzocaine often are not very helpful. ...Read more

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What is the best way to relieve sunburn pain besides aloe vera?

What is the best way to relieve sunburn pain besides aloe vera?

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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I am wondering what helps heal a sunburn fast, besides aloe vera?

I am wondering what helps heal a sunburn fast, besides aloe vera?

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 do I make a sunburn heal in 2 days? How much aloe vera should I apply daily?

How do I make a sunburn heal in 2 days? How much aloe vera should I apply daily?

Yes: Sunburn is a result of excessive oxidative stress to the tissues of your skin. Lotions that have antioxidant and antiinflammatory properties can partially reverse some of this damage. This is why aloe is so useful. Aloe has anti-inflammatory properties. You may want to try come coconut oil as well (anti-oxidant) however, no guarantee on the healing time. The deeper the burn the longer the healing. ...Read more

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Can it be no problem to put aloe or cooling spray on blistered skin from sunburn?

Can it be no problem to put aloe or cooling spray on blistered skin from sunburn?

Sounds good: 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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Can I apply aloe gel overnight? My fac is kinda itchy maybe because of allergic or sunburn

Can I apply aloe gel overnight? My fac is kinda itchy maybe because of allergic or sunburn

Sunburn: Yes, it is safe to apply aloe gel overnight for sunburns. If you are having an allergic reaction, however, aloe gel will not help. You should take an anti-histamine such as diphenhydramine instead which should reduce the itching and rash. If this does not help, or you develop facial swelling, trouble breathing, or the rash spreads to other areas, you should seek immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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I have a really bad sunburn. I have been putting aloe on it and I tried vinegar and nothing helps. I think it may be sun poisoning. What should I do?

I have a really bad sunburn. I have been putting aloe on it and I tried vinegar and nothing helps. I think it may be sun poisoning. What should I do?

Heat effect: How bad is your sun burn? Got blisters, severe itching, infected your self by scratching, have fever? If yes then see your doctor. You are taking dramamine, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) & applying aloe. Also apply cold compress. Drink lot of fluids. Always use sun lotion with spf >15. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are good treatments for a really bad sunburn, other than aloe vera and vinegar?

Motrin and lotion: Unfortunately the options here are generally fairly limited. Having said that much of the discomfort is often the result of swelling and that can be helped with medicines such as Motrin or advil which work to reduce the swelling. In addition use of lotions and ice in the early periods will certainly help as well. Tylenol (acetaminophen) dose according to the label on the box will also help with pain and related sensitivity. ...Read more

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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