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How do you sooth extremely itchy sunburn?

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Dr. Andria Johnson
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Salve

Applying aloe vera can help.
You may benefit more from salves that have Hydrocortisone in them. There are other otc treatments that have some numbing medicine in them as well. At night you might want to take an antihistamine to allow you to have better rest. You may need to see your doctor if you aren't getting any relief. Make sure you rehydrate your skin w/ water & emollients that absorbs well.

In brief: Salve

Applying aloe vera can help.
You may benefit more from salves that have Hydrocortisone in them. There are other otc treatments that have some numbing medicine in them as well. At night you might want to take an antihistamine to allow you to have better rest. You may need to see your doctor if you aren't getting any relief. Make sure you rehydrate your skin w/ water & emollients that absorbs well.
Dr. Andria Johnson
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Dr. Joseph Duvall
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Lots of cream

Apply creams or ointments liberally.
The heavier the better. Putting on damp skin makes application easier. Lotions are second best to creams and ointments.

In brief: Lots of cream

Apply creams or ointments liberally.
The heavier the better. Putting on damp skin makes application easier. Lotions are second best to creams and ointments.
Dr. Joseph Duvall
Dr. Joseph Duvall
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