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The following can help ease the discomfort of sunburn:

  • Apply a cold compress to the affected area(s).
  • Take Tylenol (acetaminophen) to relieve discomfort or aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (like Motrin) to relieve discomfort and inflammation.
  • Apply a cooling gel or ointment containing aloe vera, or an over-the-counter 1% hydrocortisone cream to the affected area.
In cases of severe sunburn or sunstroke, see your doctor immediately.

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