question-icon

Suggest remedies for water blisters on shoulders and back caused by sunburn

default
Posted on Tue, 19 Jul 2016
Question: i was out in sun and got a severe sunburn resulting in water blisters on my shoulders and back. Only advice I got was use cold wet cloth, some aloe and ibuprofen. Any thing else I can do?
doctor
Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (23 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Use a moderately potent topical steroid cream

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thank you for writing to us

I am dr.kakkar(dermatologist). I have gone through your query and i hae noted your concern.

In addition you may use a moderately potent topical steroid cream e.g triamcinolone acetonide 0.1% cream Or mometasone furoate 0.1% cream, twice daily on affected area. This would help bring down the inflammation i.e redness, swelling and duscomfort.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. (12 hours later)
They both require RX. Anything OTC
doctor
Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (6 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
cortisone cream

Detailed Answer:
Hi.

Cortisone cream (hydrocortisone) is otc. But it is mild.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Kakkar S.

Dermatologist

Practicing since :2002

Answered : 9384 Questions

premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on

Get personalised answers from verified doctor in minutes across 80+ specialties

153 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM Blog Questions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction
Suggest remedies for water blisters on shoulders and back caused by sunburn

Brief Answer: Use a moderately potent topical steroid cream Detailed Answer: Hello. Thank you for writing to us I am dr.kakkar(dermatologist). I have gone through your query and i hae noted your concern. In addition you may use a moderately potent topical steroid cream e.g triamcinolone acetonide 0.1% cream Or mometasone furoate 0.1% cream, twice daily on affected area. This would help bring down the inflammation i.e redness, swelling and duscomfort. Regards