Local doctor weighs in on how to reduce pain from sunburn

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ST. LOUIS-  Did you overdo it in the sun for the 4th of July holiday weekend? Do you perhaps have a sunburn?

Family medicine physician with SSM Health DePaul Hospital, Dr. Mihiret Belihu says sometimes people don't take sunburn as seriously as they should, blistering skin means you have a second-degree sunburn.

She suggested to avoid the sun, cool showers or baths, moisturize, use hydro-cortisone cream, aspirin or ibuprofen to help reduce any swelling, redness, and discomfort.

Belihu says also says, drinking extra water when you are sunburned, helps prevent dehydration.

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