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Is it normal for my sunburn to be turning purple

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Dermatologist.: If you are concerned that your burn is not healing properly, it would be prudent to seek dermatologic evaluation.

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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sathish Philip
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Skin rash: Your skin changes seems like normal expected pigmentation changes as part of the healing process. If you develop any redness, warmth, tenderness, unev... Read More
Dr. Harold Fields
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Sunburn : Yes, this shows the skin that wasn't burned. It should gradually return to normal. I would try some Vit E cream .This may quicken the process
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
You can wait: Sunburn can change the color of the skin. if the skin is not painful, you can wait and watch for it to get back to normal slowly. If there is skin ooz... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Forget aloe: Aloe juice is no better than any other oil. Cool water. Lubricate with vaseline or Aquaphor.
A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Incomplete question: What you described is a normal healing process for sun burn. You may apply moisturizer to the affected skin to keep it soft. For good health - Have a ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
See a doctor: The sunburn you have may be deeper thant your standard red sunburn that most of us get after sun exposure without proper block, Its important to check... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
Family Medicine 21 years experience
See doctor: You need different treatment. Now get to the doctor so you can be treated and relieved of this pain and damage to your skin
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Bad burn: Sounds like you have a second or third degree sunburn. The most important treatment is aimed at presenting infection. Keep the area clean and you may... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Newman
Facial Plastic Surgery 30 years experience
Broken capillaries : There has been extravasation of blood from broken capillaries from rubbing the area of sunburn. The skin and collagen in the capillaries are more fra... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Maloney
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Sunburn: Discoloration of the skin after a burn may represent the outer layer of skin getting ready to peel off. Keep the skin hydrated , avoid further sun exp... Read More

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