Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
189 Doctors are Online

Having sun burn. Stings to touch and its red. Remedy? Prevent pealing and tanning?

Hi, i am a very fair skinned person but yesterday i had no protection against the sun and i got some nasty sunburn on one side of my face. Its not blistering as far as i can tell but it stings to touch and its very red. I have some important pictures (head shots) to take this upcoming sunday. What is the absolute fastest way for me to heal this sunburn and prevent pealing and tanning. (i don't want one side tan and one side pale, i prefer my pale skin). Please help!
Asked On : Thu, 25 Apr 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  15
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Dermatologist 's  Response
Thanks for the query.
Please use a mild steroid like hydrocortisone,
This will reduce the burning and irritation.
in day you must apply a high spf, 50+ sunscreen.
Please meet a dermatologist if it persists.

Let me know if you have any other doubt.
you can ask a direct question to me on this forum, following the below link.

Wishing you a good health.
Thank you
Answered: Wed, 12 Jun 2013
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor