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Medication to reduce sunburn and water sores on lip and forehead - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Sun Burn
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :  
how can i help you
User :   Hi i went to the beach this weekend and now i have a really bad sunburn
Doctor :  
ok
User :  
i have water sores all over my lips and my face specially my forehead
Doctor :  
ok
User :  
so what can i do for it to go away
User :  
my face is tight and it itches,
Doctor :   ok

Doctor :  
dis you not used sunscreen
Doctor :  
are you using any medications
User :  
i used a tanning lotion with sunscreen
Doctor :  
ok
User :  
no just a banana boat gel
Doctor :  
use cold compressess
User :  
like an ice pack
Doctor :  
not ice pack
Doctor :  
cold water
User :  
my face is dry really dry
Doctor :  
apply lot of moisturizing lotion
Doctor :  
twice daily
User :  
do you recommend an specific moisturizer
Doctor :  
you can use emolients like
User :  
what about the sores
Doctor :  
for sores you need to see a dermatologist
Doctor :  
you may be prescribed with steroid lotion
User :  
i though of using Abreva
Doctor :  
for itching take some antihistamines
Doctor :  
use Aloevera gel on the face to soothe
User :  
ok thank you sooo much
Doctor :   are you there

User :   yes

Doctor :  
use mild soap like Dove
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to wash your face
Doctor :  
do not rub the skin
User :  
ok
Doctor :  
use cold commpresses 3 times a day
Doctor :  
apply emolient 2 times a day
User :  
i try not too because it hurts when i touch it
Doctor :  
taKE VICODINE IF YOU HAVE PAIN
Doctor :  
APPLY ALOEVERA GEL
User :  
so should i just go to a dermatologist
Doctor :  
YES
User :  
ok'
Doctor :  
SINCE YOU HAVE SORES I SUGGEST YOU TO GET EXAMINED BY A DERMATOLOGIST
Doctor :  
he may presctibe some steroids
Doctor :   and othe rmedications to prevent ionfection

User :  
oh ok sorry to ask but what does Steroids do?
Doctor :  
steroid help in helaing and prevent infection
User :  
oh wow i didn't know
Doctor :  
ok
User :  
well thank you soo much Doctor
Doctor :  
Welcome
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?

User :  
you've been very helpfull
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User :  
no that would be all for now
User :  
Thank you
Doctor :  
yes
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