Q. Please suggest a solution for sunburn.

Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.


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Hi doctor,

Someone suggested me to apply baking soda over the sunburn. So, I have applied baking soda on the face. The skin around my eyes is getting dark, wrinkles and has some pain also. Please suggest me some cream to get rid of this fast. Also, suggest me some medicine to get rid of sunburn.

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Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney
Cosmetology, Dermatology, Venereology


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I can understand your concern and I have reviewed your photographs (attachment removed to protect patient identity).

  • You have developed irritant contact dermatitis to baking soda.
  • You should wash your face with plain water only and avoid using soap till the reaction gets over. Besides this, apply Eumosone cream (Clobetasol propionate) on the affected areas twice daily.
  • Also, use a good quality moisturizing cream like on your entire face frequently and liberally like three to four times in a day.
  • For sunburn, use a high SPF (sun protection factor) sunscreen gel on your entire face at intervals of three to four hours during the daytime and apply Mometasone cream on the areas having sunburn twice daily.
  • Consult a specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and take the medicine with consent. Continue the treatment for 10 days.
  • Be careful in the future and do not use anything on your face without having complete knowledge about it.

The Probable causes:

Irritant reaction to baking soda.

Probable diagnosis:

Irritant contact dermatitis.

Regarding follow up:

Revert back after 10 days to a dermatologist online.---> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist

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