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Readers Respond: What Works for Treating Sunburn?

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Updated July 01, 2009

From the article: Sunburn Treatment
Sunburn is a familiar consequence of summer fun. While it's best to avoid sunburns (and tans -- they indicate sun damage, too) sometimes despite our best efforts, we still get burned. Have you found a useful home remedy? Have you tried anything that absolutely didn't work? Share your tips and experiences about what works and what doesn't here.

Wet wash cloths and ibuprofen

I'll start things off with a simple one that I've found to be effective: take a cool bath or shower, or place wet, cold wash cloths on the burn for 10 to 15 minutes several times a day. You can mix baking soda in the water to help relieve the pain. Ibuprofen will also help relieve the pain.
—Dr_Tim_Admin

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