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How do I treat my sunburned back?
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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 (diphenhydramine) will do nothing except sedate you. NSAID (ibuprofen, naproxen) will reduce inflammation. Next time be more careful.

In brief: 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 (diphenhydramine) will do nothing except sedate you. NSAID (ibuprofen, naproxen) will reduce inflammation. Next time be more careful.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Sunburn
(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. V pain by placing cool, moist compresses on skin. NSAID's & acetaminophen can help. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can be used for itching. Hydrate well & don't peel off deep layers. See dr for severe burns.

In brief: Sunburn
(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. V pain by placing cool, moist compresses on skin. NSAID's & acetaminophen can help. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can be used for itching. Hydrate well & don't peel off deep layers. See dr for severe burns.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Cold
Cold compresses or cold shower will relieve discomfort.
Moisturize with aquaphor to allow bleating of skin.

In brief: Cold
Cold compresses or cold shower will relieve discomfort.
Moisturize with aquaphor to allow bleating of skin.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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