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Can you apply skin lotion to a sunburn?
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Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care
In brief: reason?
Sunburn occurs when solar radiation damages the skin.
Unfortunately, not even the world's greatest skin lotion can bring dead skin back to life and I am betting that rubbing the skin is causing you intense pain. Using Motrin or advil (ibuprofen) to decrease the inflammation and applying an over-the-counter gel with Benzocaine as well as protecting the area will pay biggest dividends.

In brief: reason?
Sunburn occurs when solar radiation damages the skin.
Unfortunately, not even the world's greatest skin lotion can bring dead skin back to life and I am betting that rubbing the skin is causing you intense pain. Using Motrin or advil (ibuprofen) to decrease the inflammation and applying an over-the-counter gel with Benzocaine as well as protecting the area will pay biggest dividends.
Dr. Michael Miller
Dr. Michael Miller
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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine
In brief: Yes
Yes. Sunburned skin should be hydrated, and lotion is a good way to to keep the skin moisturized.
You can also use aloe gel to cool the skin.

In brief: Yes
Yes. Sunburned skin should be hydrated, and lotion is a good way to to keep the skin moisturized.
You can also use aloe gel to cool the skin.
Dr. Maritza Baez
Dr. Maritza Baez
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