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Suggest treatment for sunburn

Live in northern climate but was down in Phoenix a week ago. Spent time by the pool for 1 1/2, didn t feel like I got sunburnt but on the flight home my skin felt like it was on fire. A week later my skin still feels very hot and tender to touch. No evidence of blisters on the skin. Not sure what to apply to treat.
Thu, 23 Apr 2015
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hello,
Thank you for posting on HCM.
Acute sun burns are sometimes frightening but nothing to worry as its pretty easy to manage.
Generally, I advise short course of prednisolone along with local application of mometasone cream and soothing calamine lotion twice a day.
Antihistaminics and antioxidant tablets can additionally be added.
Use high SPF broad spectrum sunscreen everytime before going out in sun.
Cold sponging will definitely help.
Hope this will take care of your issue.
Wish you best of health.
Thank you
Dr Hardik Pitroda
M.D Dermatology

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Dermatologist Dr. Hardik Pitroda's  Response
Hello,
Thank you for posting on HCM.
Acute sun burns are sometimes frightening but nothing to worry as its pretty easy to manage.
Generally, I advise short course of prednisolone along with local application of mometasone cream and soothing calamine lotion twice a day.
Antihistaminics and antioxidant tablets can additionally be added.
Use high SPF broad spectrum sunscreen everytime before going out in sun.
Cold sponging will definitely help.
Hope this will take care of your issue.
Wish you best of health.
Thank you
Dr Hardik Pitroda
M.D Dermatology

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Cosmetic & Plastic Surgeon Dr. Ihsan's  Response
Thanks for sharing your problem here on this forum. .you got 1st degree sunburn. .no need to worry so much about it. .just take bath with cold water..take painkillers like ibuprofen 400 mg twice a day..take some anti allergic like fexofenadine 60 mg twice a day. .apply some soothing ointment like polyfax plus having xylocain in it....use sunblock when going outside in the sun again...hope you will be soon..
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