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It is not possible to get skin cancer from getting sunburnt once but you should not make a habit of this. Always use a high factor of suntan lotion to protect your skin and remember applying it once during the day, is not enough.
When you get sunburnt really bad in the future, you can apply Indocid Gel (normally used for aching muscles). It will relieve the pain almost immediately and will prevent bad peeling.
For the itching, you should just apply cream.
Dr Anrich Burger
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