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

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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