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Try using cool, : Moist compresses or aloe instead. 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. Nsaid's ; Acetaminophen can help. Benadryl can be used for itching. Hydrate well ; don't peel off deep layers. ...Read more
Sunburned skin layer has begun to peel, should i use moisturizer on the skin layer below sunburned layer once it has peeled?
I peeled the sunburn on my chest to early. And now every moisturizer/aloe I put on there burns. What do I do?
Is it safe to use aloe vera gel (usually sold for sunburn relief), daily as a moisturizer? Seems to work well for me...
YES, very safe!: Aloe vera has a wide range of health benefits and is very good for your skin, whether you are sunburned or not! for a nice article on the many benefits of aloe see http://www.Naturalnews.Com/021858_aloe_vera_gel.Html. ...Read more
Sun burn: Human skin can be burned by exposure to heat. There are 3 kinds of burns: first degree, where the skin is red. Second degree, where there are blisters, and third degree, where there is damage to flesh. A sun burn is a 1st degree burn, and while drinking water is good, it will not help your sun burn. Use cool compresses, and a moisturizer and a Hydrocortisone cream, and avoid further heat. ...Read more
Yes and no: Gentle cleansers and moisturizers are fine. Toners typically dry out skin and are only meant to be used when your skin is fully healed. Wait on toner use for 1-2weeks until the skin is less sensitive ...Read more
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
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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