How to Treat Itchy Sunburn?

Q:
How to treat itchy sunburn?

A:
Apart from redness, peeling and pain, sunburns can also cause itchiness.

This itchiness results from damages caused by sunburn to the top layer of your skin, which is full of the nerve fibers that are responsible for that itching sensation.

There are some home remedies or over the counter or prescription medications can help relieve the itching and heal your skin.

1. Home remedies

  • Ice-cubes
  • Aloe vera gel
  • Potatoes
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Strawberries
  • Cucumber
  • Green tea
  • Oatmeal bath
  • Diluted peppermint oil
  • Witch hazel

2. Medication

  • 0.5%-1% hydrocortisone
  • Over the counter antihistamine
  • Topical anesthetic

When it comes to the extreme itching, you can try to take a hot shower or talk to your doctor about prescribing a high-potency steroid cream.

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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.