The beach today was great. You had a wonderful time, and now you have the mother of all sunburns.  AND IT HURTS!  What to do?  


1) Cool your skin with a nice air conditioned environment.  

2) For mild sunburn, topical steroids such as 1% hydrocortisone for 2 or 3 days may relieve discomfort.

3) For more severe burns, Ibuprofen 400 mg 2 times a day coupled with Neosporin 2-3 times a day may provide relief.  

4) For severe burns, see your dermatologist.  

5) Keep skin moisturized while healing, and remember you are more prone to burns while healing.