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What's a good sunburn remedy for an infant?

What's a good sunburn remedy for an infant?

Mild burn: HC cream: Hydrocortisone cream (hc 1% cream) is over-the-counter, and helps when used twice a day for 3-4 days on mild sunburns. Parents should take their infant to the doctor if the infant is under 3 months old, if the sunburn area is more severe than just some redness, if the skin seems quite painful, if the infant is too fussy, if the sunburn covers more than 1/3 of the baby, etc. . ...Read more

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Sunburn (Definition)

Sunburn is an intense inflammatory response to excessive sun exposure. It actually represents the body's reaction to tissue damage ...Read more


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Are there any good home remedies for sunburn?

Are there any good home remedies for sunburn?

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. 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. See dr for severe burns. ...Read more

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Is there a good remedy to soothe a sunburn?

Is there a good remedy to soothe a sunburn?

Topical Sprays: The topical anaesthetic sprays for sunburn are helpful as are medications such as Ibuprofen and acetomenophen. We all should use sunblock for ultraviolet ray exposure. Prevention is the best cure, especially persons with fair skin. While we need some sun exposure for vitamin d, skin cancers are on the rise and may be prevented by avoiding excessive exposure to the sun and ultraviolet rays. ...Read more

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What's a really good remedy for a bad sunburn?

Sun burn: Medications such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and Naproxen to decrease pain and inflammation are useful, especially when started early.For mild sunburn, cool compresses with equal parts of milk and water may suffice. Cold compresses with burow's solution may also be used. .Aloe vera gel or aloe-based lotions may soothe irritated skin. These can be found in the drugstore. Prescription topical steroids. ...Read more

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I have a bad sunburn and am in some serious pain. Does anyone have a good remedy to soothe the pain?

I have a bad sunburn and am in some serious pain. Does anyone have a good remedy to soothe the pain?

Cold milk: Cold milk compresses every hour to remove heat and soothe skin. It will lower temperature and calm irritated nerves. Oral antiinflammatories are also useful- Motrin etc. If severe see md for short course of oral steroids. ...Read more

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Is aloe vera a good sunburn treatment ?

Is aloe vera a good sunburn treatment ?

Yes: Aloe vera (aloe barbadensis) can reduce redness, pain, itching & swelling from a burn. It has anesthetic, anti-inflammatory & antibacterial / antifungal qualities. ...Read more

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Please help me! fast-action sunburn remedy!?

Please help me! fast-action sunburn remedy!?

Not fast: 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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What to do if i need a quick remedy for sunburn..Do you guys know of any that will work over night?

Not overnight: Aloe vera (aloe barbadensis) can reduce redness, pain, itching & swelling from a burn. It has anesthetic, anti-inflammatory & antibacterial / antifungal qualities. ...Read more