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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sunburn (Definition)

An intense inflammatory response to excessive sun exposure that represents the body's reaction to the tissue damage resulting ...Read more


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What's the best way to treat a sunburn on your face without clogging pores and preventing pimples?

What's the best way to treat a sunburn on your face without clogging pores and preventing pimples?

Cold milk: Cold milk compresses for 5 minutes to decrease heat amd relieve itching, non steroidal anti-inflammatory or bromelain for swelling and irritation and 1 per cent Hydrocortisone cream for a first degree burn. You experience relief within 12-24 hours. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat sunburn on face?

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 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

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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's the best way to deal with a recent sunburn on my face?

What's the best way to deal with a recent sunburn on my face?

Hydrate: Sunburned skin should be hydrated, and lotion is a good way to to keep the skin moisturized. You can also use aloe gel to cool the skin. ...Read more

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What is the best astringent in sunburn face?

What is the best astringent in sunburn face?

Why would you use: An astrigent if you already have a sunburn? Ouch, ouch, ouch. How about allowing the tissues to heal first. You can break off pieces of aloe vera plant ; apply sap to skin. ...Read more

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What is the best product used to prevent sunburns on a face?

What is the best product used to prevent sunburns on a face?

Sunscreen: any brand, SPF 30 at least. Be sure to reapply if you are in the sun longer than an hour, are sweating, or are swimming. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have dark spot both right and left side of my face looks like sunburn causing of using astringent what is the best medicine?

I have dark spot both right and left side of my face looks like sunburn causing of using astringent what is the best medicine?

See your PCP.: Sounds like a butterfly lesion which can be from a condition called lupus erythematosus so please see your pcp to check this out. It also could be just as you said, a sunburn. ...Read more

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I have sunburn around my lower face with lots of small blisters, a few have now started to turn white, what is it? And what is the best treatment?

I have sunburn around my lower face with lots of small blisters, a few have now started to turn white, what is it? And what is the best treatment?

Won'tGetBurnedAgain: The ones that have turned white may be infected so best to gently wash with soap and water using a washcloth to break them up, then apply a thin layer of an antibacterial ointment. If it starts to spread or increase in pain, start throbbing and feel like you got sunburned again, see your doctor. Use plenty of sunblock in the future, and add some extra to that area, it'll be sensitive for a while ...Read more