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How much faster does sunburn heal if I used aloe?

How much faster does sunburn heal if I used aloe?

Simple Care best: 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.

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My face is like a tomato. How do I heal it faster from thi sunburn?

My face is like a tomato. How do I heal it faster from thi 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.

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How do I make the sunburn on my face not peel and heal faster?

Simple Treatment: 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.

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I have a blistering sunburn what should I do to help heal it faster before my beach vacation. Thanks?

I have a blistering sunburn what should I do to help heal it faster before my beach vacation. Thanks?

Healing: TAKES TIME (You have SECOND DEGREE BURNS!!) and the LAST thing you need is more BEACH! Cover UP!!! Hope this helps! Dr Z

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I am wondering what helps heal a sunburn fast, besides aloe vera?

I am wondering what helps heal a sunburn fast, besides aloe vera?

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.

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How can you cure a sunburn fast?

How can you cure a sunburn fast?

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.

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What is a good way to heal a sunburn?

What is a good way to heal a sunburn?

Sunburn remedy: Aloe vera (aloe barbadensis) can reduce redness, pain, itching & swelling from a burn. It has anesthetic, anti-inflammatory & antibacterial / antifungal qualities. It can speed burn healing by stimulating growth of new skin. Apply cool compresses. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories and acetomenophen can be very helpful. Hydrate well and don't peel off any deep layers.

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What works against sunburn lines fast?

What works against sunburn lines fast?

Cool and moisturize: Topical cooling will relieve pain immediately. Refrigerated aloe works best. For highly sensitive areas a topical anesthetic can be used under a physicians direction. Oral antinflammatories such as Ibuprofen can provide relief over the first few days. After cooling apply a rich moisturizer such as aquaphor or biafine.

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What approaches work best to heal a sunburn?

What approaches work best to heal a sunburn?

Aloe vera: Aloe vera (aloe barbadensis) can reduce redness, pain, itching & swelling from a burn. It has anesthetic, anti-inflammatory & antibacterial / antifungal qualities. It can speed burn healing by stimulating growth of new skin. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories and acetomenophen can be very helpful. Hydrate well and don't peel off any deep layers.

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What is the best way to help heal a sunburn?

What is the best way to help heal a sunburn?

Probably nothing: If you get a sunburn you should immediately take an aspirin. After that you will just have to wait for the sunburn to fade.

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How can I soothe or heal a really bad sunburn?

How can I soothe or heal a really bad 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 if severe.

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Please describe a good cheap way to heal a sunburn?

Please describe a good cheap way to heal a sunburn?

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.

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Can you tell me how you make a sunburn go away fast?

Can you tell me how you make a sunburn go away fast?

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.

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My sunburn won't heal completely, urgent help needed!?

Seek medical care if: You aren't healing. 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.

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Please tell me what can I put on my sunburn to help it heal quickly?

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.

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