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      Beat the burn: Sizzling sunburn remedies


      We lather up our skin with sunscreen and wear light colored clothing ... most of the time. But it only takes a few unprotected minutes under the scorching summer sun for your fragile skin to feel the burn.


      Kathy Haycraft, a certified dermatology nurse practitioner with

      Riverside Dermatology

      , shares some helpful tips to alleviate the sting after a sunburn.


      - DO NOT use lotions or creams that have alcohol in the contents

      - DO NOT use lotions or creams that have "caine" in them such as

      benzocaine



      - DO NOT use aloe from an "at home" aloe plant

      - Taking a non steroidal anti-inflammatory drug like ibuprofen

      - Using cool compresses on the burned skin

      - Drink a lot of water


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      what you were doing when you got the worst sunburn. We can compare horror stories!

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