How Is Sunburn Treated?


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The American Academy of Dermatology recommends treating sunburn with a moisturizer that contains soy or aloe vera. A cold wet towel can also be applied as a compress to the skin several times daily, and the pain of sunburn can also be alleviated by taking cold showers.

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How Is Sunburn Treated?
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Pain-relieving sprays that contain benzocaine such as Dermoplast spray can be used to alleviate the burning sensation of sunburn, and mentholated sprays work on contact to cool the burn and soothe the skin. These sprays only provide temporary relief of sunburn pain, but they can be extremely helpful in allowing the sunburned person to get comfortable.

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