• By Laurel J. Kelly

Consumer Health: What to do after the sunburn

July 13, 2018

an overhead photo of a man's sunburned lower legs and feet in flip-flops, on the beachSunburn: First aid 
Did you know that you can get sunburned on cloudy days — not just when it's sunny? And, once sunburn occurs, you can't do much to limit damage to your skin. You may be able to reduce your pain and discomfort, though, with these self-care tips. And you need to know when to seek medical care. Learn more about first aid for sunburn.

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