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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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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 do I treat a really bad facial sunburn (redness and swelling)?

How do I treat a really bad facial sunburn (redness and swelling)?

May need to seek med: Treatment. 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. ...Read more

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How to get rid of this stubborn facial sunburn?

How to get rid of this stubborn facial sunburn?

No magic: 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 can I treat this chemical face burn?

How can I treat this chemical face burn?

Depends on depth: It really depends on the depth of the burn. Superficial burns may require little treatment other than a mild cleanser followed by an occlusive petrolatum type dressing or hydro colloid. However deeper burns may require more agressive treatment including injections of dissolution agents, etc, extensive skin care regimens and wound care may be required to minimize the risks of adverse healing. ...Read more

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Is there something i can do to recover from a facial sunburn due to acne medication?

Is there something i can do to recover from a facial sunburn due to acne medication?

Lotion and ibuprofen: First make sure this is not an allergic reaction to the medication itself. That would generally be more spread out beyond the area that was exposed to the sun and typically would occur early in the course - within the first couple of days of starting the medicine. If it is due to the photosensitivity from the medicine then treat with aloe, lotions, and Ibuprofen (motrin or advil). ...Read more

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What can I do to treat a sunburn?

What can I do to treat a sunburn?

Apply aloe: Apply aloe vera to the burn, take an antiinflammatory, and "tincture of time". ...Read more

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How to heal a bad skin reaction caused my retinol?

How to heal a bad skin reaction caused my retinol?

Cortisone cream: Retinol can cause dryness, irritation and burning. Stop using the product, apply Hydrocortisone cream and moisturizer that contains no glycolic acid or retinoid (ie: cetaphil, cerave, aveeno). You may need a stronger prescription topical steroid from your doctor if the Hydrocortisone doesn't help. ...Read more

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How long does it take for minor facial sunburn to go?

How long does it take for minor facial sunburn to go?

A week or less.: 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 can you treat a face rash?

How can you treat a face rash?

Too vague: The question is too vague for a specific answer. There are hundreds of rashes and treatments. See a doctor to get the rash diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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How to treat a bad cough?

How to treat a bad cough?

Find the cause: Cough has many causes. It is a defense mechanism first and foremost. When you have a cough that persists for a long time, you have to find the underlying cause before you can treat it. The most common causes of persistent cough are postnasal drip, acid reflux, and asthma. But the list of possible causes is nearly endless, and you'd need to see a doctor. Especially if you are a smoker. ...Read more

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How can you treat a sun burn?

How can you treat a sun burn?

Gentle healing: 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 to Treat a itchy skin?

How to Treat a itchy skin?

Moisturize: Itching usually results from skin trauma with activation of small nerve fibers. If generalized, then dry skin usually to blame. Lower the heat when bathing, use fragrance-free and extract-free soaps that are gentle, and moisturize with non-alcohol containing product frequently. If this does not work, then a health screen may be indicated. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat a facial sunburn?

Tenderly: 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 can I treat a heat rash?

How can I treat a heat rash?

Cool and dry: Try any of the various powders like gold bond or cornstarch to keep everything cool and dry. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what can I do to help get rid of acne and an oily face?

I'm curious as to what can I do to help get rid of acne and an oily face?

Start easy: Topical benzoyl peroxide 5% 2x/day is your best friend. If you're not clear in two weeks, your personal physician can add something that's right for you. Don't get discouraged, you can manage it until it eventually self-cures. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat facial abrasions like beard burn?

What is the best way to treat facial abrasions like beard burn?

Single-blade razor: Beard abrasions are usually due to aggressive shaving; use a single-blade razor or an electric razor, shave with the grain, keep your other hand off your face. You won't get as close a shave, but that's the idea. Otc 1% Hydrocortisone lotion, applied after shaving, will help too. Herbs and spices are for eating, not rubbing on your skin. ...Read more

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What can I use for bad facial acne?

What can I use for bad facial acne?

Benzoyl peroxide: Benzoyl peroxide is over the counter and in recent studies for some people can work by itself. Give it some time before giving up on it but if your acne is really bad you will probably need to see the dr for a prescription for retinoids as they work best together and would be the next step. ...Read more

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How can you prevent and cure a sunburn around lips?

How can you prevent and cure a sunburn around lips?

Moisture: Preventing a sunburn is a lot easier than curing one. Sunscreen or shade can prevent them. To cure or reduce it, add lots of moisture and clean gently with mild cleansers. Vaseline or aquaphor can be soothing to these areas. If it blisters, you may want to see your doctor. ...Read more

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