• Finding Relief from Sunburn Pain

    Problems related to sun damage, such as skin cancer and age spots, are some of the most common ones seen in dermatology. Spending just a few too many minutes in the sun can leave your skin burned, inflamed, and painful, so wearing sunscreen is essential. If you’ve already suffered a sunburn, then watch this video for tips on finding relief.

    Taking an anti-inflammatory medication, such as ibuprofen, can help reduce inflammation from a sunburn, and resting in a cool area can also offer some relief. You can also try a sunburn treatment medication that can numb your skin and provide pain relief. Finally, applying hydrocortisone cream can help cool the skin and minimize redness.

    Protecting your skin from sunburn is important. If you need high quality sunscreens or skin care, then please contact Swinyer-Woseth Dermatology at (801) 266-8841 to schedule your appointment with one of our experienced dermatologists in Salt Lake City.

  • Saving Your Skin: Treating Sunburn and Bug Bites [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Spending time outside is fun and great for your health, but there are a few skin issues that can slow you down. Always wear sunscreen when you’re heading outside to reduce your risk of skin cancer and premature aging. If you do get a sunburn, keep your skin as cool and moist as possible using moisturizers with aloe vera or soy. Don’t pick at your skin if it blisters, as this increases your risk of infection. Bug bites are also a common issue, and can be treated with anti-itch creams. Talk to your dermatologist in Salt Lake City about what else you can do to maintain a good skincare regimen, and check out this Infographic to learn more about treating sunburn and bug bites. Please share with your friends and family!