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Good Sunburn Remedy
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I have a bad sunburn and am in some serious pain. Does anyone have a good remedy to soothe the pain?
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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