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I am on vacation and missed a strip of my leg with sunscreen,

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Hello, I am on vacation and missed a strip of my leg with sunscreen, it is extremely painful. What should I do?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for your question,
I’mCustomerand I’ll try to help you.
How much area of the leg is involved?
Is there any blistering?
Did you take or apply any medicine?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
No blistering, it covers a good portion of the top of my leg from my upper thigh to my ankle. I have been putting aloe on it as well as cold rags. It is painful to walk
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for the information,
Cool compress or cool bath will help.
But ice cold needs to be avoided.
Aloe vera is also good.
Burrow's solution can be used.
You can also take OTC antiinflammatory pain medicine which would reduce pain & inflammation.
Ibuprofen or naproxen can be taken if you do not have contraindication to them.
Tylenol can be taken too.
Sopmetimes, steroid cream like hydrocortisone can be needed.
I hope this information helps.
If there’s anything else I can do, please let me know.
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