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What is the best way to soothe sunburns and help the redness go down?

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Dr. Stephen Friedman
Dermatology
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In brief: Topical treatment

The best treatment for sunburn is prevention with sunscreens, sun protective clothing, hat, and sunglasses.
If redness and discomfort occur, topical non steroidal and oral anti-inflammatory medications will help the symptoms. Also, topical corticosteroid may relieve itching as the skin heals. Cool compresses and luke warm baths may also reduce pain and itch.

In brief: Topical treatment

The best treatment for sunburn is prevention with sunscreens, sun protective clothing, hat, and sunglasses.
If redness and discomfort occur, topical non steroidal and oral anti-inflammatory medications will help the symptoms. Also, topical corticosteroid may relieve itching as the skin heals. Cool compresses and luke warm baths may also reduce pain and itch.
Dr. Stephen Friedman
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