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Can you prevent peeling from a sunburn?

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Dr. Corey Maas
Facial Plastic Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Sunburn peeling

Peeling after sunburn represents the exfoliation if damaged skin.
This can be reduced by decreasing the decreasing inflammation. Aspirin a bd topical Hydrocortisone are among the best options.

In brief: Sunburn peeling

Peeling after sunburn represents the exfoliation if damaged skin.
This can be reduced by decreasing the decreasing inflammation. Aspirin a bd topical Hydrocortisone are among the best options.
Dr. Corey Maas
Dr. Corey Maas
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Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Unappealing peeling

Avoid getting sunburnt [use/reapply spf 15, wear hat, be careful during prime barbecue hours 10 am-2 pm].
If you're already burnt, you can: avoid more sun for at least 1-3 days. Take Aspirin [if over 12 years old], or Ibuprofen to reduce inflammation. Apply moisturizers, aloe vera. Soothe your skin [calamine lotion, oatmeal bath]. Drink lots of water. Try not to scratch. Good luck.

In brief: Unappealing peeling

Avoid getting sunburnt [use/reapply spf 15, wear hat, be careful during prime barbecue hours 10 am-2 pm].
If you're already burnt, you can: avoid more sun for at least 1-3 days. Take Aspirin [if over 12 years old], or Ibuprofen to reduce inflammation. Apply moisturizers, aloe vera. Soothe your skin [calamine lotion, oatmeal bath]. Drink lots of water. Try not to scratch. Good luck.
Dr. Francine Yep
Dr. Francine Yep
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Dr. Bryan Levey
calendula lotion can be very helpful too.
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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