Are you in severe pain?
Are you having any trouble breathing?
ACTIVITIES: Apply cold compresses to burned areas or take cool baths a few times daily. Do not "pop" the blisters. Keep the burned area clean to prevent infection. Wear sunscreen to prevent future burns.
MEDICATIONS: Tylenol, aspirin, or Motrin may be taken for pain from minor sunburns. Take no more than the recommended dosage. You may use over-the-counter medicines that are specific for sunburns. Ask your pharmacist to recommend a brand.
DIET: Drink plenty of liquids. You may eat anything
CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR FOR ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:
1. The pain becomes unbearable.
2. It starts looking infected.
3. If you have fever, chills, or vomiting.
4. There is no improvement in 3 days.
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