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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 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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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'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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What is the best way to treat a facial sunburn?

What is the best way to treat a facial sunburn?

Tenderly: 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 is the best way to treat sunburn - allergic to aloe Vera?

What is the best way to treat sunburn - allergic to aloe Vera?

NSAIDs: NSAID will likely reduce the inflammation and pain but probably would not offer faster healing. Be sure to keep the area clean to avoid secondary infection. Cool compresses may lessen the pain. In the final analysis, time is the cure for sunburn. ...Read more

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Best way to treat sunburn on my face?

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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Best way to treat a sunburn?

Best way to treat a 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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