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I have a really bad sunburn on my nose and can't stop it from oozing? What should I do?

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology
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In brief: Wash & lubricate

Cold water & vaseline will be soothing.
After a few days there will be scabs, then peeling.

In brief: Wash & lubricate

Cold water & vaseline will be soothing.
After a few days there will be scabs, then peeling.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Bacitracin Ointment

A really bad sunburn that oozes is essentially a second degree burn.
You've sufficiently injured the outer layer of the thin skin of your nose that it has sloughed and fluid seeps through the deeper layers of your skin. Keep the area clean, and apply Bacitracin ointment several times daily to keep the wound moist until it heals. You'll know it's healed when it no longer drains fluid.

In brief: Bacitracin Ointment

A really bad sunburn that oozes is essentially a second degree burn.
You've sufficiently injured the outer layer of the thin skin of your nose that it has sloughed and fluid seeps through the deeper layers of your skin. Keep the area clean, and apply Bacitracin ointment several times daily to keep the wound moist until it heals. You'll know it's healed when it no longer drains fluid.
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Bacitracin and aminoglycocide antibiotics are widely used in ignorance. None of them should ever be used on skin. They are not only useless, they are common sensitizers, causing thousands of allergic reactions, serious problems of bacterial resistant species, and occasional anaphylactic deaths. Use vasaeline or Aquaphor on burns + lots of water.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Aloe Vera

Aloe vera (aloe barbadensis) can reduce redness, pain, itching & swelling from a burn.
It has anesthetic, anti-inflammatory & antibacterial / antifungal qualities. It can speed burn healing by stimulating growth of new skin. Apply cool compresses. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories and acetomenophen can be very helpful. Hydrate well and don't peel off any deep layers.

In brief: Aloe Vera

Aloe vera (aloe barbadensis) can reduce redness, pain, itching & swelling from a burn.
It has anesthetic, anti-inflammatory & antibacterial / antifungal qualities. It can speed burn healing by stimulating growth of new skin. Apply cool compresses. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories and acetomenophen can be very helpful. Hydrate well and don't peel off any deep layers.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Gary Tuma
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Topical treatments

Another option is silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream. Consult with your doctor if no improvement.
There could be an infection.

In brief: Topical treatments

Another option is silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream. Consult with your doctor if no improvement.
There could be an infection.
Dr. Gary Tuma
Dr. Gary Tuma
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