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How long does a sunburn last

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Warfarin: There is minimal evidence to suggest any warfarin interaction with sunburn.

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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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Lip burns: 39 year old gentleman with lip burns. How painful are your burns? If they were minor first degree burns simply applying topical antibiotic ointment or... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 51 years experience
3 days: Usually the skin itch should be relieved in about 3 days. Using moisturizing lotion will make it shorter.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 19 years experience
Normally 1-3 days: Sunburn pain normally lasts about 1-3 days. It will help to stay out of the sun in the mean time. Cover up and be protected!
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
May take up to : A week depending on severity. Usually within 4 to 5 days. Severe burns or complications may take longer to heal.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Depends of depth : The deeper the burn, the longer it will take to heal. Anywhere from 1-4 weeks.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Coyle Connolly
Dermatology 29 years experience
Sunburn: A sunburn may last several days. Initially painful and red, it fades and peels. If blisters form or redness does not fade seek medical attention.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Campanelli
Facial Plastic Surgery 29 years experience
Probable burn: It sounds as though the skin absorbed too much thermal energy and you have a mild burn. This may take several weeks to heal. Stay away from any furt... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
1-3 days: The redness and swelling will resolve within a few days.Emolloents amd cold compresses will help relsove symptoms. Alleve or Motrin can help with infl... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
Dermatology 29 years experience
It can last 3-4 wks: elevate your legs, try cool compresses and cool baths and aspirin if no contraindication.

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