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What do I do about painful sunburn?

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Dr. Tara Passow
Dermatology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Stay cool/anti-infla

Cool soaks, baths, or compresses can help.
Also anti-infammatory medicines, like aspirin, ibuprofen, etc. Can help. A cooling lotion like sarna may help also.

In brief: Stay cool/anti-infla

Cool soaks, baths, or compresses can help.
Also anti-infammatory medicines, like aspirin, ibuprofen, etc. Can help. A cooling lotion like sarna may help also.
Dr. Tara Passow
Dr. Tara Passow
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Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care

In brief: Simple Care

Sunburn is response of the tissues to injury from solar radiation.
It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Do not use ice as this can injure already injured skin. Cool water soaks can help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring . Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps.

In brief: Simple Care

Sunburn is response of the tissues to injury from solar radiation.
It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Do not use ice as this can injure already injured skin. Cool water soaks can help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring . Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps.
Dr. Michael Miller
Dr. Michael Miller
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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