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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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Options.: Cool, moist compresses can alleviate pain. 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not really: Cool compresses; aloe vera gel (avoid the ones with Benzocaine as they can cause allergic skin reaction); topical otc steroid cream for more painful burns (remember to use very sparingly to avoid potential skin damage). Prevention is even better: sun blocks that protect against uva & uvb applied b4 exposure; long sleeves, broad-brimmed hats, pants. For sever blistering, see fp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 can be used for itching. Hydrate well ; don't peel off deep layers. See dr for severe burns. ...Read more
Special nerves: Sunburn damages the surface layer of your skin. This outermost area is loaded with special nerve fibers called c-fibers, that respond to itch. (itch is a mechanism to protect us agains insects and other minor injuries that aren't significant enough to register as pain). Because sunburn skin damage happens in this surface layer, these nerves fire furiously until the skin is healed over again. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on how bad: Time will heal it. Cool water will reduce pain. Aloe is of no more value than any other oil. Lubricate with vaseline or any lubricating cream/ointment. Benadryl will do nothing except sedate you. NSAID (ibuprofen, naproxen) will reduce inflammation. Next time be more careful. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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