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Sunburn, swollen with yellow patches, painful. Taking aloe vera. Cure for symptoms?

Hi I got severely sunburned on my face yesterday and it has gone red, extremely swollen with yellow patches of what I think are blisters are starting to form on my cheeks and chin. It is also very painful to touch. I've been using 98% aleo vera gel so far. What is the best way to treat this and how long will it take to go?
Asked On : Mon, 22 Apr 2013
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Thanks for writing to us.
Sunburn can present with redness, pain, sweloing and blisters.
To treat the same
Do cold compresses of the area
Apply steroid antibiotic cream over affected area
Continue aloe vera application.
Take oral antiinflammatory analgesic to redude pain and swelling
Avoid sun exposure strictly.
If the lesions do not heal in few days or swelling persists, you might need a course of oral steroids.
Hope that helped.
Take care
Answered: Thu, 13 Jun 2013
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