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Pain and swelling after sunburn. What do I need to take?

I just came back from a short holiday, was in the sun quite a bit but tried to stay in shade for most of the midday sun. Just quite burnt on my scalp, rest of my face was fine as i wore sunscreen factor 30 which i re-applied continually. Scalp hurt after second day and felt a little tight and swollen but nothing serious. Noticed the day after on way home my forehead was slightly swollen now it has moved down to the corners of my eyes and i look almost unrecognisable! What do i need to take/apply? And what is the reason?
Asked On : Sat, 6 Apr 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response
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You seem to have developed sun burns due to excessive sun exposure...

You need to apply a topical steroid containing mometasone cream over the affected area atleast twice a day over the affected area inorder to decrease the inflammation..
And take some oral antihistamines like levocetrizine once a day. You should use a sunscreen (spf>26) everytime before you go out in the sun in future,..
Regarding a sunscreen, it is important that you should apply adequate amount of sunscreen over all the exposed areas before going out in the sun,,
It should atleast be applied 30 minutes before any kind of sun exposure and it should be reapplied every 3-4 hours in you stay out in the sun...

Hope it helps

Dr Geetika Paul
Answered: Wed, 17 Apr 2013
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Allergist and Immunologist Dr. Suman Kumar's  Response
Sunblock 30 blocks the toch of air with skin which sweelsan d causes these symptomps
Stop sunscreen
Apply clindamycin gel and mix it with mometasone apply on affected area twice a day
Apply diprovate lotion on scalp at night and wash in morning
Can take anti allergics like loratidine 10 mgm bd
and light pain killer if it pains
can use histocalamine as sunscreen
Answered: Sat, 6 Apr 2013
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