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  • Apply a cold compress to the affected area(s).
  • Take Tylenol (acetaminophen) to ease discomfort or aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (NSAIDS, like Motrin) to relieve discomfort and inflammation.
  • Apply a cooling gel or ointment containing aloe vera, or an over-the-counter 1% hydrocortisone cream to the affected area.

In cases of severe sunburn or sunstroke, see your doctor immediately.

From: Frequently Asked Questions About Skin WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE:  American Academy of Dermatology.

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on August 27, 2019

SOURCE:  American Academy of Dermatology.

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on August 27, 2019

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