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How to help heal a painful sunburn?

How to help heal a painful sunburn?

Sunburn: The thick, gel-like juice of the aloe vera plant can take the sting and redness out of a sunburn. Aloe vera causes blood vessels to constrict. Luckily, this healing plant is available at your local nursery or even in the grocery store's floral department. Simply slit open one of the broad leaves and apply the gel directly to the burn. Apply five to six times per day for several days. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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 can I heal self injury burns quickly?

How can I heal self injury burns quickly?

Several Options: Biafine, wound honey, mederma. If the skin was broken or charred you should see a doctor. Please work on this with your therapist. ...Read more

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How much time does a severe ankle sprain tend to heal?

How much time does a severe ankle sprain tend to heal?

Severe ankle sprain: A severe ankle sprain can take a minimum of 6 weeks to heal and sometimes as long as 12 weeks or longer depending on amount of damage to ankle. ...Read more

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How long for badly sunburned lips to heal?

How long for badly sunburned lips to heal?

Depends: Healing time for a first degree burn is usually < 1week. Healing time for a second degree burn may be up to 3 weeks. ...Read more

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How long will it take to heal sun poisoning?

How long will it take to heal sun poisoning?

7-10 days: "sun poisoning" is just severe sunburn. It should be treated with cool washcloths applied as often as feasible, and Ibuprofen or a similar anti-inflammatory for the pain and inflammation. Then, please heed the lesson mr. Sun is trying to teach you by applying a good broad-spectrum sunscreen lotion every day, and reapplying it frequently while you are in the sun. ...Read more

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How long for caustic burn to heal?

How long for caustic burn to heal?

Fast Healing: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more

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How to treat sun burn blisters?

How to treat sun burn blisters?

Second degree burn: Skin that is red and painful and that swells up and blisters may mean that deep skin layers and nerve endings have been damaged (second-degree burn). Apply soothing lotions that contain aloe vera to sunburned areas. Chamomile may help as well.Over the counter- Topical steroids (such as 1% hydrocortisone cream) may also help with sunburn pain and swelling. Do not "pop" the blisters yourself. ...Read more

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How to heal something the fastest? Neosporin?

How to heal something the fastest? Neosporin?

Vaseline.: I know it sounds too simple but there was actually a study performed that compared neosporin with plain vaseline petroleum jelly to determine wound healing time and also risk of infection. Vaseline was actually just as good as neosporin. Also, a side note is that neosporin and polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) can produce an allergic contact reaction in some people! ...Read more

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How long can a wound scar take to heal how many months and what's best treatment for healing scars?

How long can a wound scar take to heal how many months and what's best treatment for healing scars?

Patience: 6 weeks to eight weeks to fully heal. Keep moist to prevent permanent scarring. Open to air when possible. If it dries out, the dry dead skin should be removed. ...Read more

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How to treat a bad facial sunburn?

How to treat a bad facial sunburn?

Cold milk, aspirin: Cold milk compresses 5 minutes per hour will remove heat from skin. Then aloe vera, or combined with hydprcprtisone will allow skin to repair. Aspirn will have antiinflammatory effect if necessary.Use proper sunscreen from now on. ...Read more

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How to get wounds on the face to heal faster?

How to get wounds on the face to heal faster?

Simple Care: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more

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How can I heal keloid from 2nd degree burn injury?

How can I heal keloid from 2nd degree burn injury?

See a doctor: A true keloid needs to be dealt with by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. Most OTC creams do not work well. Often steroids, pressure devices etc. are needed ...Read more

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How do I heal wounds from acne to prevent scars?

How do I heal wounds from acne to prevent scars?

Acne scars: One important factor is prevent new scars-get your acne under control. Find a dermatologist to tackle that with you. Most treatment to improve the appearance of acne scars use special technology to remodel the skin. The device I use to treat acne scars is called ematrix--see for info: http://www.Smacboca.Com/e-matrix-sublative-rejuvenation.Html other options include fractional lasers or subscision. ...Read more

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How can you quickly heal a sprained ankle?

How can you quickly heal a sprained ankle?

RICE: Rest, ice, compression and elevation. See a foot specialist to see how severe or what grade of sprain it is. More attention may be needed. ...Read more

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How can doctors repair severe skin damage from burns?

How can doctors repair severe skin damage from burns?

Variable treatments: depending on burn depth, location of burn and amount of body burned. See: https://www.hindawi.com/journals/emi/2011/161375/ ...Read more

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How much time to recover from severe pneumonia?

How much time to recover from severe pneumonia?

It depends: It depends on the type of pneumonia, your age, and your general health. Probably anywhere between 2-8 weeks or so. ...Read more

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How to heal dry skin?

How to heal dry skin?

DRY SKIN: Dry skin is often a result of excessive dryness in the house. Get a humidifier & make sure the relative humidity is at least 40%. Soaps & laundry detergents can aggravate dry skin. Use a body cleanser like cetaphil & all-free & clear for your laundry. And no fabric softeners! an underactive thyroid and certain oral medications can also trigger dry skin. If no better, see your general doctor. ...Read more

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