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First aid treatment for sunburn includes over-the-counter pain relievers (for example, ibuprofen or naproxen, which are anti-inflammatory drugs), and sunburn gels or creams. If medical treatment is necessary, stronger pain medication, antibiotics, or silver sulfadiazine may be prescribed.
Sunburn Home Remedies
Home care begins prior to a sunburn. Prevention is the most important step to avoid short-term consequences of sun exposure (redness, pain, blistering) and the long-term risks for skin damage and skin cancer.
Immediate self-care is aimed at stopping the UV radiation.
Relief of the discomfort becomes important, and there are several sunburn remedies.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/14/2015
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