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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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What can you do to relieve severe sunburn pain?

What can you do to relieve severe 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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How to relieve very severe constipation?

How to relieve very severe constipation?

Diet vs medication: There are lot of good medications available to help with constipation. The dose and safety will depend on the age of patient. Three steps to treat constipation: good initial clean out , then maintenance and then adjusting diet to help wean off and decrease use of medications. Some patients may need medications for a long time and that is okay depending on what meds they are on. ...Read more

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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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How to relieve the pain of bad sunburn with blisters?

How to relieve the pain of bad sunburn with blisters?

Cold compresses: Wet cold compresses or immersing in cool or cold water can markedly decrease pain from burns. ...Read more

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How can I relieve severe itchy skin.?

How can I relieve severe itchy skin.?

Sarna lotion: Drink water, use moisturizers such as sarna for sensitive skin, apply aveeno (oatmeal) bath oil when in the shower on your wash cloth, and use witch hazel for relief. If you are still out of control see a doctor since it may mean you have anxiety. ...Read more

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How can I best cure or relieve heat rash symptoms?

How can I best cure or relieve heat rash symptoms?

Topical care: To decrease occlusive clothing and use mild emollients and topical antipruritics is a first step. Stay cool, lots of fluids and decrese perspiration. ...Read more

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How to relieve severe symptoms of a cold?

How to relieve severe symptoms of a cold?

Take Care of YOU: My pet peeve: people at work, with awful colds, all dopey on thera-flu and robitussin (guaifenesin). If you have a cold, stay home. Take care of yourself! get lots of sleep. Make your partner bring you tea and orange juice and vapo-rub! don't try to run yourself ragged and medicate it away. Cold viruses are determined to run their course. You'll feel better if you take a break and let your body heal. ...Read more

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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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What can I use to treat severe face pain no relief?

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What can I use to treat severe face pain no relief?

See orofacial pain: specialist for complete exam. It could be a broad range of problems, like myofacial pain syndrome, mid-facial migraine or neuralgia, etc. The only way to find the cause of your pain is to see a professional. ...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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How can I treat severe skin irritation related to allergies?

How can I treat severe skin irritation related to allergies?

Skin diseases: Skin lesions are needed to be looked at or at least we need to hear more description about the rash. Several things can cause a skin rash including infections and allergies like in contact allergy, food allergy, drug allergy... Please come see a local physician to be evaluated. ...Read more

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How severe can anxiety get? How severe can the physical pain be?

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How severe can anxiety get? How severe can the physical pain be?

Anxiety: Pure anxiety can be intense enough to cause panic attacks, which subside within less than an hour, less frequently when treated. Anxiety in itsef does not kill. ...Read more

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How can you relieve severe neck pain?

How can you relieve severe neck pain?

See below: Sharp neck pain usually comes from a degenerative joint or disc in the neck. Sometimes it's from a muscle strain or sprain. Early treatment options include a short course of n-saids (advil, aleve), gentle massage, moist heat, and focusing on posture. If pain lasts greater than 2 weeks see your physician. ...Read more

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How to reduce pain and inflammation due to severe ra?

How to reduce pain and inflammation due to severe ra?

Anitiinflammatories: Starts with los dose steroid with adding methotrexate, nsaids, gold, plaquenil, biologics, arava, (leflunomide) Imuran ...Most likely acombination of 3 or more of these simultaneously. ...Read more

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How can you treat severe scarring?

How can you treat severe scarring?

Depends.: Depends on location, extent (how big), your overall health and of course, ability to pay. Please ask again and give more details. Update your profile and add your current medications, supplements, and chronic medical conditions, if any, ...Read more

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How do I relieve my severe sunburn pain?

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. ...Read more

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What can you do to relieve severe 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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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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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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What the best way to relieve a sunburn itch?

What the best way to relieve a sunburn itch?

Topical meds.: Hydocortisone cream topical or aloe with lidocaine. ...Read more

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I'm having unbearable pain from severe sunburn, what can I take?

I'm having unbearable pain from severe sunburn, what can I take?

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 ; acetameniphen can help. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can be used for itching. Hydrate well ; don't peel off deep layers. See doctor for severe burns. ...Read more

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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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I sunburned my lips bad! It hurts and I need relief.

I sunburned my lips bad! It hurts and I need relief.

SUNBURNED LIPS: YOU HAVE A FIRE. YOU HAVE A FIRE. YOU PUT A FIRE OUT WITH WATER. SOAK YOUR LIPS IN WARM WARM WATER TWO OR THREE HOURS FOR TEN TO FIFTEEN MINUTES EACH TIME. GET A HANKIE AND SOAK IT IN WATER AND APPLY IT TO YOUR LIPS, DONT PUT ANY CREAMS OR OINTMENTS ON YOUR LIPS (EXCEPT ZINC OXIDE). AT BEDTIME, AFTER THE SOAKS, PUT ON SOME ZINC OXIDE. ...Read more

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Can tinactin (tolnaftate) help relieve sunburn pain?

Not specifically: This is an antifungal but not a pain reliever or sunburn reliever. The cream of the tinactin (tolnaftate) might give you some comfort but there are better options. ...Read more

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I have a really bad sunburn and am covered with mosquito bites. What are the best remedies to relieve the symptoms separately?

I have a really bad sunburn and am covered with mosquito bites. What are the best remedies to relieve the symptoms separately?

Sunburn 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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I have a sunburn on my back.Starting to peal, i know the burn is severe. It also looks similar to my brothers 2nd° burn. How to i tell the severity?

I have a sunburn on my back.Starting to peal, i know the burn is severe. It also looks similar to my brothers 2nd° burn. How to i tell the severity?

Blisters: If you have blisters, it is a secondary burn. Apply cool washcloths often, and take Ibuprofen to decrease the pain and inflammation. And please learn the lesson mr. Sun is trying to teach you - enjoy his warmth and light, but respect his power. Apply a good broad-spectrum sunscreen lotion every time you go out in the sun. ...Read more

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How to relieve the pain of bad sunburn with blisters?

Cold compresses: Wet cold compresses or immersing in cool or cold water can markedly decrease pain from burns. ...Read more

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I got severely sunburned on my legs saturday and now my ankles are swollen why is this happening?

I got severely sunburned on my legs saturday and now my ankles are swollen why is this happening?

Swelling after burns: Burns cause inflammation which in turn increase blood flow to the area. More blood causes swelling. Try an anti inflammatory cream and/ or aleve (naproxen) to address the inflammation. Cool soaks can help. The burn injury will take a couple of weeks to heal. ...Read more

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Will chlorine in the swimming pool hurt severe sunburn?

Regardless of : Chlorine, if you have severe burning do you really want to be back in the sun before getting in some healing time? ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for sunburn relief & ways to prevent peeling?

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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