Simple Steps that May Help a Mild Sunburn
Use cool cloths on sunburned areas.
Take frequent cool showers or baths.
You can apply lotions that contain Aloe Vera to sunburned areas.
Topical steroids (such as 1% hydrocortisone cream) may also help with sunburn pain and swelling.
Note: Do not use this cream on children younger than age 2 unless your doctor tells you to. Do not use in the rectal or vaginal area in children younger than age 12 unless your doctor tells you to.
A sunburn can cause a mild fever and a headache. Lie down in a cool, quiet room to relieve the headache. A headache may be caused by dehydration, so drinking fluids may help.
There is little you can do to stop skin from peeling after a sunburn — it is part of the process. Some lotions may help with the itching.
Chamomile may also help your sunburn symptoms.
“I went sunbathing and didn’t use any sun lotion (or any other lotion that morning) because I thought I would rotate from back to front and turn my face. Also, I wanted to get a tan. I ended up with quite a sunburn on my face and a small sunburned area on my back. I used the Corium 21 that night, as usual.
By the next day my face was very red and hot. I put the Corium 21 on my face about three times and again two or three times the next day. It felt very soothing. By the 3rd day I had a very nice tan and my face did not peel at all!
I did not put any cream on my back and it did peel! In the past I would have looked awful with peeling skin for several days. I know the lack of peeling was entirely due to using Corium 21. Thank you for sharing this product with me.”
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