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Sun burn turned into a bump. Treated with aloe vera, solar caine, motrin. Advise?

My son has a sunburn after camping with his friend. His sunburn didn't look bad. Treated with aloe Vera, solar Caine and Motrin. Now he has a bump on his shoulder where sunburn is but feels like a bone. It is like a hard blister. Another one is forming on his other shoulder. My son never really looks badly sunburned but it is like he burns from the inside out because his skin never gets bright red but painful to touch or wear clothing so it is hard to tell how severe. His friends parents said they used the sunblock I provided. I concerned about these hard cysts that have formed.
Asked On : Sat, 27 Apr 2013
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Thanks for the query.
If you are sure it is sunburn, visit to doctor is not required.
you can apply some topical steroid like hydrocortisone,
This will help in healing the lesion.
Once it is healed you can apply sun screen on daily basis.
Sun screen can prevent sun burn but cannot cure it, hence steroid is required.

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

Thank you
Answered: Tue, 11 Jun 2013
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