Sunburn is initially treated by getting the sunburned person out of the sun into a cool place and providing water to drink. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen may help reduce headache, fever and pain. Moisturizing creams, aloe vera and diphenhydramine can be soothing. In severe cases, a doctor may prescribe a strong painkiller. Talk to your doctor or dermatologist for more information.
Use a sunscreen and wear protective clothing to safeguard your skin from the sun’s harmful rays.