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Any suggestions for spasms and painful itching?

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My daughter just came back from Florida after being in a long cold winter in Wisconsin. She did not use sunscreen and is suffering with spasms and painful itching. Any suggestions? I have given her benedryl,aloe ,ibiprovin, also XXXXXXX hips salve. Thank you XXXX
Posted Tue, 4 Mar 2014 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Robert Galamaga 55 minutes later
Brief Answer: Considerations Detailed Answer: Hello & thank you for submitting your question. It is very important to keep the affected areas well-moisturized and protected from contact (if possible) to prevent infection or further damage to the area & to promote healing. At this point, a more moisturizing, higher viscosity fragrance-free lotion is advisable, in fact you can even use Vaseline/petroleum jelly. Maintain adequate hydration and fluid intake during this healing process. If the skin doesn't begin to heal or there are any possible signs of infection (fever, chills, rash, oozing) please see a doctor immediately. Also if the pain is still severe after a few days, you might need to see a physician for a prescription strength cream & physical examination. Again, thank you for submitting your question. Take Care, Dr G
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