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First aid treatment for sunburn includes 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 7/15/2014
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