What over-the-counter products do you recommend for treating a sun burn?

Once a sunburn occurs, Dr. Seraly generally recommends over the counter 1% hydrocortisone cream 2-3 times daily for 5-7 days depending on the body area. In addition, over-the-counter ibuprofen 200mg every 6-8 hours for 48-72 hours can reduce pain and inflammation as long as one does not have a known allergy to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents. For more severe burns with pain and blistering, an in-office or online evaluation (DermatologistOnCall.com) is necessary for evaluation and prescription therapy if indicated.

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