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How can a sun burn on the forehead be treated?

I had bad sunburn last week . It started to peel which made me really self conscious and embarrassed at school . So, I started to pick the peeling skin. Now I am left with these red/pink skin marks all over my forehead where the skin was not ready to come off. How can I get the redness to fade back to my normal skin colour ? Will it scar ? I have been moisturising my face every day but the redness isn’t going.
Thu, 14 Jun 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

As per your case history of sunburn, my treatment advice is -
1. Avoid sun exposure and use a good sunscreen lotion with spf more than 30.
2. Apply a mild antibiotic cream like Fusiderm cream on it.
3. Take an antioxidant tablet like Antoxid HC.

If problem persists then consult a dermatologist.

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