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

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 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

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Can you use sunburn lotion to help heal and soothe a burn caused by touching charcoal?

Can you use sunburn lotion to help heal and soothe a burn caused by touching charcoal?

Simple Care: Burns are the response of the tissues to injury from heat. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Depth determines care. Do not use ice worsens already injured skin. Cool water soaks 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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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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Is ocean potion skincare's "moisturizing aloe lotion" good for a sunburn?

Is ocean potion skincare's "moisturizing aloe lotion" good for a sunburn?

Use Aloe directly: From the plant. Most lotions have too low an aloe % to really aid in skin healing. ...Read more

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Sunburn almost a month ago. The worst is r arm. How long does it take for peeling to stop. I lotion up and aloe every night. Not hurt when peeling st?

Sunburn almost a month ago. The worst is r arm. How long does it take for peeling to stop. I lotion up and aloe every night. Not hurt when peeling st?

Second degree burns: A sunburn which peels means that you suffered at least second degree burns. If you are still having problems a month after sustaining the burn, you need to see a doctor as soon as possible. Infections, scarring, permanent loss of pigment, loss of mobility are just a few of the potential problems you could face without proper intervention. ...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.

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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Got a sunburn and now my face is peeling. Any home remedies to heal/speed up peeling process? Tried face scrubs & Cetaphyl & Aveeno (oatmeal) face lotions

Got a sunburn and now my face is peeling. Any home remedies to heal/speed up peeling process? Tried face scrubs & Cetaphyl & Aveeno (oatmeal) face lotions

Avoid face scrubs: For sure as this will just irritate your healing skin. I would be very gentle using only cetaphil like non-soap cleansers, and vaniply cream. Skin will heal but if you remove peeling skin you can have scarring. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use cortizone (hydrocortisone) eczema lotion on peeling sunburn?

Is it okay to use cortizone (hydrocortisone) eczema lotion on peeling sunburn?

Sumburn and eczema: For sunburn I would use silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream, treat the skin as first degree burn once it is healed then you can resume the cortisone cream. ...Read more

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I use sunscreen& either burn or breakout. Use fluticasone propionate cream, calamin lotion, lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) cream on sunburn? If not wants good to use?

I use sunscreen& either burn or breakout. Use fluticasone propionate cream, calamin lotion, lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) cream on sunburn? If not wants good to use?

Apply cool...: ...Washcloths often, and take Ibuprofen to decrease the pain and inflammation. If you burn after applying a sunscreen, you are not using one that is strong enough, or applying it often enough. Breakouts are usually from the vehicle. So choose a spray or thin lotion with a high spf (55 or higher) and apply it often while you are in the sun. ...Read more

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Is baby lotion good for sun burn?

Sunburn: The best thing for sunburn is to avoid it! Stay out of the sun as much as possible and you will never have a wrinkle or possibly never have a skin cancer in your life. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the best way to treat a sun burn located on a persons back by using lotion?

Please help! What is the best way to treat a sun burn located on a persons back by using lotion?

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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Should calamine lotion burn on a sun burn?

Should calamine lotion burn on a sun burn?

If the: Preparation you are using contains ALCOHOL it may burn on raw skin...READ THE LABEL!


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How can I prevent getting sunburnt if I am allergic to suntan lotion?

How can I prevent getting sunburnt if I am allergic to suntan lotion?

Cover up: Wear long-sleeved shirts, hats and long pants to reduce exposure to sunlight and harmful uv rays. ...Read more

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My girlfriend has pretty bad sun burns. Iv put some calomine lotion on. What else should I be doing? Her foot has swollen up due to the burns aswell.

My girlfriend has pretty bad sun burns. Iv put some calomine lotion on. What else should I be doing? Her foot has swollen up due to the burns aswell.

Cool and aloe: Calamine is not a good idea for sunburn - it dries out the skin further. Take frequent cool showers to cool the temperature of the skin, and then liberally apply an unscented, no alcohol lotion with aloe. Let skin air dry after the showers -don't rub skin. If not better in a couple of days, or she develops ill feeling or fever, she needs to be seen. These injuries are burns and can be serious. ...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 have tinea versicolor, I have been using a lotion for it, it mostly went away. I got sunburnt on top of it and its peeling and back. Is it TV?

I have tinea versicolor, I have been using a lotion for it, it mostly went away. I got sunburnt on top of it and its peeling and back. Is it TV?

Probably not, but: Not sure. Since TV damages skin pigment (hence the name versicolor), that area of skin is more sensitive to sunburn that normal skin. Also, with sun exposure, the normal skin gets darker and the contrast between that and the affected skin is greater. That could make it seem like the TV has recurred. Use sunscreen! Take OTC pain killer if needed. Retreat if symptoms recur or rash spreads. ...Read more