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Sun burn on face, applied aloe vera and neosporin, hurts

i got a severe sun burn on my face a few days ago, and yesterday my skin was brown wrinkly and shrivled so i started picking the dead skin off, now my face is pink and raw and the neosporin ive been putting on it now stings my skin. what should i do? will it heal on its own if i dont touch it? or should i go to the doctor? what should i put on it? aloe vera was working before i picked at it, but now that its raw that hurts more then the neosporin.
Asked On : Mon, 21 May 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response

Welcome to Healthcaremagic.

Do apply CALAMINE lotion on the affected area .This will soothen your skin and help in recovery.

Also it prevents dyspigmentation.Do apply a sunscreen lotion when you go out.

Avoid applying any ointments specially ones like neosporin as they contain bases which irritate inflamed skin.

Wish you good health.
Answered: Mon, 21 May 2012
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Dermatologist Dr. Puvvula Kishore Kumar's  Response
Hi...dear user...,
Thanks for choosing HCM..,
According to your complaint...could be PHOTODERMATITIS..,
Peeling of the skin means....severe type of sunburn..,
So take care and follow the treatment strictly..,
1) Morning times use SUNSCREEN LOTION....contains..,
NEUTROGENA....Ultra-shear....SPF 50 it prevents..wrinkling of your skin..,
and repair your skin by fast action..,
2) Night times use ELOVERA...Moisturizer...,
3) in-between every 2 hrs...use...MOMMATE -G...contains...,
Momentasone and gentamycin cream...,
4) Tab..Doxycycline 100 mg daily for 7 days...,
5) Tab...Antioxidants will save your skin further...,
Answered: Wed, 23 May 2012
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