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What is best for a severe sunburn. Having difficulty

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What is best for a severe sunburn. Having difficulty walking.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr Josh replied 1 year ago.


Myself Dr Josh- and I’m happy to help with your question today.

Well, Sunburn can be associated with flu like symptoms like- feverish, with chills, nausea, dizziness, headache, and weakness.
At this time, skin turns red and hurts.

In case, if the burn is severe, then one can develop swelling and sunburn blisters.

You need to go for cool compresses with equal parts of milk & water.

Burow's solution(available as Dome-boro) can be used, It has astringent and antibacterial properties.
You can soak gauze or soft cloth & apply to sun burnt area for 15-20 min. Aloe vera gel should be used on continuous basis. You should try to keep good hydration. Urine output should be watched.

You can use A topical steroid such as Cortaid applied, it has to be applied three times a day.
Also you need to apply BACITRACIN cream. You need to Clean and dry the affected area and then apply a small amount of the medication on the skin.

For general body ache and headache, you can take Tylenol.

Please keep yourself hydrated and follow above measures. Most likely, you would be free from symptoms, in next one week.

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