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Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (MD)
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Experience:  MBBS, MS (General Surgery), Fellowship in Sports Medicine
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I'm 57 and i should know better. I was pulling weeds and in

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Hello, my name is***** 57 and i should know better . I was pulling weeds and in the sun too long i have a sun burn on my back it looks and feels really sore i'm red, can you give me some relief and maybe so i wont peel I know thats asking to much
Love Jill
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 7 years ago.

Hello Jill,

You can do following;

1) Apply hydrocortisone skin cream 1%. This is available over the counter.

2) Cold compresses.

3) If pain is significant take Motrin/Advil/Aleve

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

Dr. Arun