All skin types can burn after too much sun exposure, although fair skin burns faster than others. While there are ways to treat sunburn pain and burned skin that does not remove any sun damage caused by the overexposure.
Overexposure to the sun can cause red, dry, and painful skin. Red or pink skin, that feels warm to the touch, can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days. Pain can accompany the burn and make your skin hurt to be touched.
Your ReNue RX pharmacist can advise you on how to treat your sunburn. Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen may help with pain. Cool compresses or a cool bath may soothe burned skin and moisturizers help nourish dried skin. Hydrocortisone cream may also be helpful in treating sunburn.
With severe sunburn, you might experience chills, fever, and blisters and those symptoms might require a doctor’s care.
It could be helpful to ask your ReNue RX pharmacist to review your current medications and whether their use might make sunburn more likely. If you are currently taking a medication that causes the skin to burn, then you might want to avoid outdoor time while you are taking it.
Sun overexposure can happen at all times of the year. It is important to adhere to certain routines with your sun protection. Daily and year-round wear a sunscreen with at least an SPF (sun protection factor) of 30. The sunscreen should be a broad-spectrum sunscreen. Stay out of the sun during peak sun hours (usually between 10 am and 3 pm), wear a sun hat and polarized sunglasses, and consider wearing light clothing that covers up the skin.
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