42-26881203Memorial Day is approaching, and with it comes an increased chance of sunburn.  While the proper solution is to avoid burning altogether, here are a few tips if it occurs. 

  1. Take a nonsteroidal drugs like aspirin or Motrin to reduce both inflammation and pain.  
  2. Be generous with emollients.  Epidermal Repair Cream is great, but you may also try CeraVe healing ointment.  
  3. For the lips, use Vaseline, but if fever blisters occur, get a prescription for Valtrex.
  4. Remember, a tanning bed used to “pre-treat” only increases your total ultraviolet exposure and risk for skin cancer.