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Please help! what is the best way to treat a sun burn located on a persons back by using lotion?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: Sunburn

Keep sunburn cool w 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 med care for severe pain, fever, lack of improvement of sxs w/i several days or if a large surface area is blistered. Drink H2O.

In brief: Sunburn

Keep sunburn cool w 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 med care for severe pain, fever, lack of improvement of sxs w/i several days or if a large surface area is blistered. Drink H2O.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. James Newman
Facial Plastic Surgery

In brief: Cool and moisturize

Topical cooling will relieve pain immediately.
Refrigerated aloe works best. For highly sensitive areas a topical anesthetic can be used under a physicians direction. Oral antinflammatories such as Ibuprofen can provide relief over the first few days. After cooling apply a rich moisturizer such as aquaphor or biafine.

In brief: Cool and moisturize

Topical cooling will relieve pain immediately.
Refrigerated aloe works best. For highly sensitive areas a topical anesthetic can be used under a physicians direction. Oral antinflammatories such as Ibuprofen can provide relief over the first few days. After cooling apply a rich moisturizer such as aquaphor or biafine.
Dr. James Newman
Dr. James Newman
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