Are There Home Remedies for Sunburn?

 

Q:
Are there home remedies for sunburn?

A:

There are some home remedies that can soothe your stinging skin caused by sunburn and reduce inflammation.

But keep in mind that most home remedies are not subjected to rigorous research and the efficacy of some of these treatments can vary greatly.

Common home remedies for sunburn include:

  • Baking soda
  • Oatmeal
  • Aloe Vera
  • Black tea
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Cool compress
  • Cool off with a soak
  • Apply moisturizer after soaking or bathing
  • Drink water
  • Pat down with potatoes
  • Try a topical anesthetic
  • Take an OTC pain reliever

If the symptoms remain severe, it is advisable to seek medical attention immediately.

Remember, prevention is always the best medicine.

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* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.