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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sunburn (Definition)

Sunburn is an intense inflammatory response to excessive sun exposure. It actually represents the body's reaction to tissue damage ...Read more


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What is the fastest way to cure a sunburn?

What is the fastest way to cure 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. ...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?

USE SPF 50 Lip Salve: To prevent sunburn, us a 50 spf sunblock frequently during the day as a lip salve. A large hat may also help keep the sun off from the lower lip. ...Read more

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Are there some natural remedies or cures for sunburn that actually work (and are ok on sensitive skin of face)?

Are there some natural remedies or cures for sunburn that actually work (and are ok on sensitive skin of face)?

Aloe Vera: Many people say aloe vera gel is very helpful and soothing especially when kept in the refrigerator. ...Read more

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Can aloe vera cream cure redness sunburn overnight?

Can aloe vera cream cure redness sunburn overnight?

Not that fast.: (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 for severe burns. ...Read more

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What can I do to cure my major sunburn?

What can I do to cure my major sunburn?

Major ouch: Blistering or more - seek medical treatment. 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 & don't peel skin. ...Read more

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Sunburned and your face kinda hurts. Cure for this?

Aloe: Unfortunately, after a sunburn, the skin will be sensitive as the damaged layer is shed and replaced with new, healthy skin. You can try aloe preparations, which have some moisturizing and anesthetic properties. ...Read more

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How can I cure skin itching caused by sunburn

How can I cure skin itching caused by sunburn

Sunburn Itching: Keep sunburn cool w 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. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can help with itching. ...Read more

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I have sunburn on my legs that i need gone fast. Is there any really fast cure?

Can help.: I know of no magical cures but aloe vera (aloe barbadensis) can reduce redness, pain, itching & swelling from a burn. It has anesthetic, anti-inflammatory & antibacterial / antifungal qualities. ...Read more

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Rashes and itching on body while exposing in sunlight ? Can someone suggest the reasons and precautions for sunburn I am facing also the cure.

Rashes and itching on body while exposing in sunlight ? Can someone suggest the reasons and precautions for sunburn I am facing also the cure.

Photosensitivity.: You may be experiencing photosensitivity to sunlight. Another possibility is that something you are applying to the skin, followed by exposure to sunlight, creates a reaction or rash. See a dermatologist for the treatment. In the interim, avoid sunlight by using protective clothing (contains an spf within clothing) and use spf 30 or higher sunscreen, preferably with a physical blocker. ...Read more