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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 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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What is the best way to treat sunburn on face?

Sunburn: Apply aloe or moisturizing cream to the affected skin. Avoid products containing alcohol, which can further dry out skin. Beware of sunburn treatment products containing anesthetics, such as benzocaine. There's little evidence that these products are effective. In some cases, they may even irritate the skin. A mild otc cortisone cream also helps. ...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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What is the best way to treat a sunburn on your face?

What is the best way to treat a sunburn on your face?

Ibuprofen and aloe: Unfortunately, once sunburn happens, the subsequent recovery is the expected wound healing process. In addition to the Hydrocortisone cream as suggested by dr kwok, i find that oral Ibuprofen (advil (ibuprofen) or motrin) every 6 hours immediately after the burn will help reduce the inflammatory response. I also recommend aloe containing lotion to moisturize as often as possible. ...Read more

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Best way to treat sunburn on my face?

Moist/cool Aloe Vera: 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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What should I put on my face to help my bad sunburn?

Aloe vera: 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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What is the best way to treat painful sunburn on face?

What is the best way to treat painful sunburn on face?

Second degree burn: There are many otc compounds available for treating sunburns, many including aloe as a component. The danger here is that if you continue doing this you may render yourself susceptible to dangerous cancers later in life. Use a sunscreen regularly. Limit your time in sun. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more