Here’s help for sunburn pain
Abilene Online ReporterNews
By Doug “Ask Doug” Williamson
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
• Take anti-inflammatory medication, such as aspirin or ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others), on a regular basis according to the label instructions until redness and soreness subsides.
• Apply cold compresses — such as a towel dampened with cool tap water — to the affected skin. Or take a cool bath.
• Apply a moisturizing cream, aloe or 1 percent hydrocortisone cream to affected skin. A low-dose (0.5 percent to 1 percent) hydrocortisone cream may decrease pain and swelling, and speed up healing. More…