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Sunburn (cont.)

Sunburn Treatment

First aid treatment for sunburn include  over-the-counter pain relievers (for example, ibuprofen or naproxen), and sunburn gels or creams. If medical treatment is necessary, stronger pain medication, antibiotics, or silver sulfadiazine may be prescribed.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/29/2013

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Sunburn is an acute cutaneous inflammatory reaction that follows excessive exposure of the skin to ultraviolet radiation (UVR).

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