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Sunburn query, i had the sunburn about three months ago and

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Sunburn query
JA: When did sunburn first appear? Have you used any medication for this?
Customer: i had the sunburn about three months ago and my arms are still red, they aren't sore or anything but i thought it would have gone away by now.
JA: Got it. Have you seen a dermatologist about sunburn?
Customer: No I haven't
JA: Thank you so much for your time. Finally, is there anything else in your medical history you think the Dermatologist should know?
Customer: No

Red discoloration may persist for longer time.

Avoiding further sun exposure will be better.

Combination of topical steroid and retinoid cream should be helpful

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Can i order these from a pharmacy?

Yes but prescription may be needed

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
No worries thanks for your help!


Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Would you say after a while it will eventually fade? Probably when the Winter kicks in obviously


Fluocinolone cream and Tretinoin 0.1% together can be applied at night time daily for 2-3 weeks

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Are they separate from topical steroid and retinoid cream?

no same --

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Ah perfect, well that covers everything i need to know then!
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Just as a last question actually, are there any specific brands you would recommend for the above?


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