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Got sunburn with blisters on shoulders, back and stomach. Have shooting pain through body and feels cold. Suggest?

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Been in italy, got bad sunburn with blisters on shoulders back and stomach, feeling shooting pains through body, feeling cold, have used sun cream and after sun to no effect
Posted Tue, 23 Jul 2013 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Kalpana Pathak 30 minutes later
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To treat these symptoms of sun burn, you may follow these suggestions
1) maintain adequate hydration in body. For the same keep on sipping water, juice, coconut water, buttermilk etc throughout the day
2) do cold water compresses over affected area and apply steroid like mometasone cream mixed in calamine lotion over affected areas.
3) wear loose well ventilated cotton clothes.
4) take rest in cool environment
5) if having severe pain, you might require oral analgesic like ibuprofen or paracetamol etc. Similarly in severe cases of sun burn for faster resolution of lesions a course of oral steroid is advised. As both of these are prescription drugs, you may need to consult a doctor nearby.
6) avoid sun exposure completely till lesions subside and use a good sunscree with SPF more than 50 when going out in sun.

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