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Dr. Campbell's tips for sunburn treatment

Dr. Kevin Campbell Dr. Kevin Campbell

Dr. Kevin Campbell appears every Wednesday morning on WNCN Today. He will also provide a special one-minute guide to healthy living each week for WNCN.com.

 Here, Dr. Campbell gives you five tips for treating sunburn:

  1. Take pain medications early - Taking Tylenol, ibuprofen, etc as soon as you notice the sunburn can significantly lessen the pain you experience.
  2. Use topical creams - Use creams made for burn and pain relief that include aloe.
  3. Avoid dehydration - Drinking lots of water can speed recovery and limit skin damage.
  4. Shower in lukewarm water - Taking a shower in hot or cold water can intensify pain and make the burn worse.
  5. Use lots of skin moisturizers - Applying skin moisturizer can limit post burn pain and deliver much needed aid to damaged skin.
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    Monday, August 25 2014 5:00 AM EDT2014-08-25 09:00:15 GMT
    As Students in our area go back to school, most will purchase a new backpack in order to carry essentials to and from school. It’s important to talk about keeping kids safe ---backpacks can result in back injury, but there are strategies to help you and your student pick the right type of backpack and use it properly, avoiding serious injury.
    As Students in our area go back to school, most will purchase a new backpack in order to carry essentials to and from school. It’s important to talk about keeping kids safe ---backpacks can result in back injury, but there are strategies to help you and your student pick the right type of backpack and use it properly, avoiding serious injury.
  • Dr. Campbell: The role of vaccines in school

    Dr. Campbell: The role of vaccines in school

    Friday, August 22 2014 9:28 AM EDT2014-08-22 13:28:00 GMT
    Infectious diseases account for millions of school days lost each year for kindergarten through 12th-grade public school students in the United States. Forty percent of children aged five to 17 years missed three or more school days in the past year because of illness or injury.
    Infectious diseases account for millions of school days lost each year for kindergarten through 12th-grade public school students in the United States. Forty percent of children aged five to 17 years missed three or more school days in the past year because of illness or injury.
  • Dr. Campbell: Robin Williams' death sheds light on depression

    Dr. Campbell: Robin Williams' death sheds light on depression

    Friday, August 15 2014 10:33 AM EDT2014-08-15 14:33:03 GMT
    Depression and bi-polar disorder are common ailments in the United States, Dr. Kevin Campbell said Thursday, after the death of star Robin Williams.
    Depression and bi-polar disorder are common ailments in the United States, Dr. Kevin Campbell said Thursday, after the death of star Robin Williams.
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