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how long does a sunburn last

A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
50 years experience Allergy and Immunology
3 days: Usually the skin itch should be relieved in about 3 days. Using moisturizing lotion will make it shorter.

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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience Neurology
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!
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Warfarin: There is minimal evidence to suggest any warfarin interaction with sunburn.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rothman
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends of depth : The deeper the burn, the longer it will take to heal. Anywhere from 1-4 weeks.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Coyle Connolly
28 years experience Dermatology
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 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
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
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
28 years experience Dermatology
It can last 3-4 wks: elevate your legs, try cool compresses and cool baths and aspirin if no contraindication.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
14 years experience Dermatology
Couple days: Usually just a few days.
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A 15-year-old male asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience General Surgery
See a doctor: could be normal reaction but you have to make sure she does not have one of those illnesses that could be exacerbated by sun or she is not photo sensi ... Read More

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