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Is aloe vera a good sunburn treatment ?

Is aloe vera a good sunburn treatment ?

Yes: 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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How can a sunburn cause cellulitis and what is the treatment?

How can a sunburn cause cellulitis and what is the treatment?

Yes and no: A sunburn can open the skin barrier to surface germs that can enter the oozing open wound and cause cellulitis or impetigo. Keeping the burn clean and using antibiotic sprays or ointments can prevent this. If it is progressing, see the doc for additional measures. ...Read more

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What's the best way treatment for sunburns?

Aloe Vera: Hydrate well, non-steroidal anti-inflammatories or tylenol (acetaminophen) with topical application of aloe vera. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a mild sunburn?

What is the best treatment for a mild sunburn?

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 more

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Face feels hot like a sunburn, from being too close to the bonfire? Any treatment?

Face feels hot like a sunburn, from being too close to the bonfire?  Any treatment?

Burn: 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. Mild topical otc cortisone cream is also helpful. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for swollen legs due to sunburn?

What is the treatment for swollen legs due to sunburn?

First: take an anti-: Inflammatory agents. For Ibuprofen the dose is 10 mg/kg/dose taken after meals every 8 hrs. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is not an anti-inflammatory drug and it also taken every 4 hrs. It is much less doable outside a hospital setting. Tylenol (acetaminophen) dosing is 10-15 mg/kg/dose every 4 hrs. ...Read more

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I was sunburned and now have a blister on my lip. Is this the same as a cold soar? What is an effective treatment? Maybe polysporn?

I was sunburned and now have a blister on my lip. Is this the same as a cold soar? What is an effective treatment? Maybe polysporn?

Sunburned lips: Lip blister is not the same as a cold sore. A cold sore is caused by a herpes virus. The best treatment is no treatment at all. Polysporin may be sensitizing to the skin on the blister. ...Read more

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I have a severe sunburn and in a lot of pain. Now my feet are swollen. Should I seek treatment at a hospital or doctor?

I have a severe sunburn and in a lot of pain. Now my feet are swollen. Should I seek treatment at a hospital or doctor?

Probably not: Time will heal you. Cool water will relieve pain. Emollient such as vaseline or Aquaphor will help. Even better, certain membranes such as bioclussive are excellent for this. I have large sheets of it for situations such as this. Avoid Bacitracin, Neosporin, or triple antibiotic because they are useless and because they so often cause allergic reactions. ...Read more

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My wife broke out in a rash (face primarily) when she took nyquil. It is like a sunburn. No other symptoms...Should she seek emergency treatment?

My wife broke out in a rash (face primarily) when she took nyquil. It is like a sunburn. No other symptoms...Should she seek emergency treatment?

Likely an allergy: Based on the description you give i would think this is an allergic reaction to one of the components in nyquil. The various nyquil products contain any one or more of about 7 different medicines so it may be a challenge figuring out what caused the reaction. You and your wife are the best judge of whether she should be seen now. If this does not start to improve then you should be seen soon. ...Read more

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Have sunburn blisters on shoulder they are popping been pitting the green after sunburn aloe on them not sure if ooze is clear due to the treatment.

Have sunburn blisters on shoulder they are popping been pitting the green after sunburn aloe on them not sure if ooze is clear due to the treatment.

Burn blisters : The blistering will break and clear fluid will be noted. The aloe is soothing and helps with the healing process. This sounds normal ...Read more

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Experiencing some scalp redness or irritation, scalp tenderness to touch and felt like sunburn on top of head. Few small red `spots' seen at top of head. Dr says dry scalp. Washed hair daily, used hair spray frequently. Stopped routine. Treatment?

Experiencing some scalp redness or irritation, scalp tenderness to touch and felt like sunburn on top of head. Few small red `spots' seen at top of head. Dr says dry scalp. Washed hair daily, used hair spray frequently. Stopped routine. Treatment?

Dry hair: Shampoos are more drying than soap as they remove more hair oils. If you use shampoos it's important to follow with a hair conditioner to restore oils for your hair and scalp. A skilled beautician can evaluate your hair and advise you about its status and give you advice on your hair care and hair care products. ...Read more

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Which treatment for sun burnt eyes is the very best?

Rest and lubrication: Uv over exposure usually causes a mild punctate keratitis (small specks of dead cells on the skin of the cornea). If your eyes are healthy, it should heal itself within 48 hours. Try to rest your eyes, avoid sun and wind, and use a good quality artificial tear (systane ultra or refresh optive) as needed. See an md for any redness, pain or decreased vision. ...Read more

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When you have treatments for sun burn damage on your face, can the treatment make all the redness go away?

When you have treatments for sun burn damage on your face, can the treatment make all the redness go away?

No: Nothing will make all the redness go away, as skin from sunburn is damaged and must heal. Only with time and through the natural healing process will the skin color return to normal. ...Read more

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Got sun burn in tanning bed and a day later there are red bumps (looks like bug bites) and there very itchy.. What is it? Will they go away?Treatment?

Got sun burn in tanning bed and a day later there are red bumps (looks like bug bites) and there very itchy.. What is it? Will they go away?Treatment?

? Solar urticaria: From ultraviolet rays exposure, rash will go away, OTC antihistamines and anti itch creams will help, if not please see your doctor, avoid tanning beds and sun exposure, use sun blocks, better see an allergist as well for future management, goodluck ...Read more

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Hi - I traveled recently, and after the sunburn my arms have got white spots and sometimes itching happens badly. Pls suggest some home remedy.

Hi - I traveled recently, and after the sunburn my arms have got white spots and sometimes itching happens badly. Pls suggest some home remedy.

Cortisone Cream: YOu can also apply AloeVera. In future do remember to wear Sun Screen and Avoid 11 to 2 Sun light for prolonged period of time. ...Read more

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Home remedies for curing pimple scars?

Home remedies for curing pimple scars?

None effective: Scarring from acne reflects a probem deep in the skin, in the dermis. Topical creams tend not to affect changes in the deep layer of skin. There are medically applied resurfacing treatments such as laser therapy and chemical peels that will lessen the scars. Nothing has been shown to totally remove the scars. Special make-up created to cover scars isaffordable and cosmetically appealing. ...Read more

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Home remedies for sun burn?

Dr. Karen Han Dr. Han
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Home remedies for sun burn?

Ibuprofen and aloe: To reduce the immediate inflammation from a sunburn, Ibuprofen (ie advil, (ibuprofen) motrin) every 6 hours and frequent application of moisturizers such as sarna, aloe or Hydrocortisone containing lotion will help. Drink plenty of fluids to remain hydrate. ...Read more

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