John P. Cunha, DO, is a U.S. board-certified Emergency Medicine Physician. Dr. Cunha's educational background includes a BS in Biology from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, and a DO from the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in Kansas City, MO. He completed residency training in Emergency Medicine at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, New Jersey.
Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.
Once the initial sunburn has calmed down, coconut oil can be
used as a skin moisturizer. Do not use coconut oil as
sunscreen! Coconut oil
does not provide any sun protection factor (SPF) or provide any UV protection,
so you are more likely to get sunburned if you use coconut oil in place of
sunblock with SPF.
Go inside or in the shade, and stay out of the sun until your
sunburn fades. Exposure to more sunlight will only make things worse.
The best remedy against sunburn is prevention.
sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher, wear protective clothing and
and avoid direct sun exposure.