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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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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 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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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 exactly is the fastest way to treat a sunburn on my face?

What exactly is the fastest way to treat a sunburn on my face?

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 is the best way to treat pimples on your forehead?

What is the best way to treat pimples on your forehead?

Clean and Buff: Clean: start with conservative measures for whiteheads and oily skin. A cleaning routine is necessary. Consider soaps with dead sea salts which provide a drying effect. Benzoyl peroxide is the main stay for topical therapy for acne. It can be purchased over the counter. Keep your hands off your face. Buff: microdermabrasion along with exfoliants. If these measures fail, physician review. ...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 burns? Whats the best way to treat large burns on the arms?

What is the best way to treat burns? Whats the best way to treat large burns on the arms?

You : You should be evaluated by a physician. Burns vary in their depth and surface area as well as how they affect adjacent structures. Without an exam it is impossible to give an answer, and doing so may cause more harm than good. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat broken skin on the labia?

What is the best way to treat broken skin on the labia?

Keep clean and moist: As with any wound anywhere else on the body, wounds heal faster if kept clean and moist with a gentle soap such as cetaphil and covered with a light petrolatum based ointment. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat head exzema?

What is the best way to treat head exzema?

Eczema : Eczema is a term that covers alot of inflammatory skin conditions. Atopic dermatitis is the most common. Avoid direct sunlight, use only mild soaps without perfumes (Aveeno (oatmeal) is good).Change laundry soap to Free & Clear. Drinks lots of pure water. Try a gluten free diet (It will take 2-3 weeks to judge improvement). For some people, its a cure. ...Read more

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What is the best way to cure body and face bruises?

What is the best way to cure body and face bruises?

Find out cause: First you should see your doctor to determine if there is an underlying cause. Otherwise you can try vitamin k or arnica creams. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat acne?

What is the best way to treat acne?

No one best way: There is no one best way - it depends on acne type, age of pt, underlying skin type, location of the acne - so many different things. The vast majority of patients can be treated with topical treatment, usually a combination of retinoids and additional things like benzoyl peroxide or topical antibiotics. Appropriate skin care is also essential. Best to talk about options with doc or dermatologist ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat dry skin?

What is the best way to treat dry skin?

Moisturizer: Daily use of a fragrance free, oil free moisturizer will hydrate the epidermis and reduce dry skin. Also, avoid prolonged hot showers and detergent based soaps. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat dark spots on skin?

What is the best way to treat dark spots on skin?

Depends on what : they are. These lesions would need to be examined, a history obtained & other tests may be necessary in order to diagnose them. Usually the lesions needs to be identified to determine the solution. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat facial redness?

What is the best way to treat facial redness?

Depends on cause: The most common cause of chronic facial redness is rosacea. There is not one best way to treat rosacea. Avoiding the triggers such as sun exposure and spicy foods are beneficial. Oral and topical medications can be very helpful, as can laser and light treatments to reduce redness and prominent facial blood vessels (telangiectasias). See your doctor or dermatologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the best way to manage sunburn?

What is the best way to manage sunburn?

Avoidance is best : https://www.healthnavigator.org.nz/health-a-z/s/sunburn/ Cooling is very effective with either cool packs or cool water. Keep the skin well hydrated with a moisturiser (does not need to be expensive) and take paracetamol as directed on the packet if necessary. Drink enough water so that you are not thirsty. Make sure to not burn again as every burn increases your cancer risk! ...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 is the best way to cure blackheads on nose?

What is the best way to cure blackheads on nose?

Wash face w a: Gentle cleanser 2x/ day. Use oil free products on face. Avoid heavy foundations. Don't squeeze pimples (to include black heads). Avoid touching face (i.e., cradling chin in hands).Remove makeup before bed. Shower after stenous exercise. Can use otc products (containing salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). If > than mild acne see dermatologist & discuss possible use of a comedone extractor. ...Read more