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Sun burn relief?

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Sun burn relief?

Sun burn: A cool shower or cool compresses. Simple analgesics (paracetamol or ibuprofen). Emollients. If there are blisters (superficial dermal burn), wound care and dressings are needed. ...Read more

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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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How does heat & cold help heal sprains?

How does heat & cold help heal sprains?

Blood flow: Using ice or other cold therapy after an injury helps to decrease the blood flow to the area which helps to decrease the amount of swelling and may dull the pain as well. Using heat later will increase blood flow to the area, hopefully carrying off the mediators of inflammation and may help loosen up the joint to facilitate regaining any lost motion. ...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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How to ease an intense sunburn itch?

How to ease an intense sunburn itch?

Try antihistamine.: Keep sunburn cool with 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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Sunburn relief tips: how to stop the burning?

Sunburn relief tips: how to stop the burning?

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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Can daily cold showers help reduce skin redness over time?

Can daily cold showers help reduce skin redness over time?

If the redness: if related to overly dry skin associated with excessively hot water in showers than it might help. The real question is what is the underlying cause of the skin redness. ...Read more

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Which works best to relieve sunburn pain?

Which works best to relieve sunburn pain?

Aloe Vera: Tylenol (acetaminophen) or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Cool compresses & aloe vera applied directly from the plant to the affected area. ...Read more

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6 day rug burn dry or moist? Which heals faster, please help!!!!!

6 day rug burn dry or moist? Which heals faster, please help!!!!!

Well: Keep it open to sunlight and keep it clean. Cover with bacitracin at least 3 tes a day. Really moist will not let it heal but totally dry is not good either. Thus we treat wounds the way suggested and check on them frequently.! It works. ...Read more

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Does aspercreme or neosporin relieve severe sunburn pain on feet?

Does aspercreme or neosporin relieve severe sunburn pain on feet?

Better Ideas: 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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6 day rug burn dry or moist? Which heals faster, please help!

6 day rug burn dry or moist? Which heals faster, please help!

Moist but also : best to keep clean as well with daily washing and light scrub to remove debris. Bacitracin ointment is a good choice to reduce infection risk. ...Read more

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What can I use for sun burn relief?

What can I use for sun burn relief?

Sun burn relief: cool shower or cool compresses. Simple analgesics (paracetamol or ibuprofen). Emollients moisturiser ) ...Read more

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What to use for extremely itchy stingy sun burn relief? How about the anti-itch bug bite creams?

What to use for extremely itchy stingy sun burn relief?  How about the anti-itch bug bite creams?

Aloe Vera: Try aloe it is very soothing...You can buy aloe cream or an actual plant and cut open the stalk and apply the aloe when needed. ...Read more

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I have severe bruising 24 hours after Juvederm lip injections.. What will help most to speed healing. Arnica gel, bromelain pills, heat or cold packs?

I have severe bruising 24 hours after Juvederm lip injections.. What will help most to speed healing. Arnica gel, bromelain pills, heat or cold packs?

Swelling/filler: Swelling after injections is not unheard off. Follow your injectors post procedure instructions which may include using a cool compress. ...Read more

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How can I relieve stomach ache from high heat & humidity?

How can I relieve stomach ache from high heat & humidity?

Cool the body: Stomack pains are only from sever dehydration , heat exhaution and heat stroke cool the body asap. Drink cold water.. ...Read more