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Is it normal for my sunburn to be turning purple

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
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 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sathish Philip
17 years experience Family Medicine
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
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
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
56 years experience Dermatology
Forget aloe: Aloe juice is no better than any other oil. Cool water. Lubricate with vaseline or Aquaphor.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
SImple basic care: Sunburn is response of the tissues to injury from solar radiation. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area which has col ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Bearden
22 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
No: You may have an infection of the necrotic skin.
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Taylor
38 years experience Pulmonology
Yes: The itch is due to skin sensitivity after the inflammatory response. Apply some Calamine with Vaseline daily.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
19 years experience Sports Medicine
No: The bumps you are feeling are most likely the bruise resolving. When you have significant bruising in the skin, you do have some bleeding and the blo ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Unlikely: Cellulitis, an inflammatory and usually infectious condition of the skin presents with redness, warmth, pain and tenderness and hardening of the tissu ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Schabowski
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Nipples: Are you speaking of the overall color? Small glands that are pin point size on the nipple itself or on the areola - round part adjacent to skin. Colo ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Aged Female spotting: Nope. This is something worrisome and a reason for her to be seen urgently by her gynecologist.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
28 years experience Rheumatology
Not: necessarily, keep core body temperature warm.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Dantin
36 years experience Family Medicine
Check: May want to see your doc for evaluation
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Reddish purple knot: What you are describing may be a bruise, a vascular lesion or a small skin infection. Best to have your primary care provider or ENT specialist exami ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: Pigmentation at the site of inflammation is common and it may take many months for the color to fade. If you are overweight, it would help if you coul ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 years experience Urgent Care
Possibly: Pigment can vary in certain body parts. See your doctor if there is a concern as an exam is needed for skin complaints.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
18 years experience Dermatology
Can be: This may represent traumatic staining of the skin called purpura. See your doctor if the skin doesn't heal normally after the scab is gone and the ski ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Depends: It may be due to back up and lack of drainage from the foot due to standing , fluid pressure etc. Try elevating the affected ankle as often as possibl ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Not sure: Your symptoms are somewhat odd and nothing "jumps" out that would cause this. Sometimes it is best to see a dr. And get an routine exam, and in your ... Read More
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A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
20 years experience Ophthalmology
NO: Itching is usually a sign of allergy. This may be due to environmental factors or occasionally irritation from a chronically tearing eye. Best to ma ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Moles: that change in color or size need to examined by your doctor. Please see him/her now. Peace and good health.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
36 years experience Rheumatology
Circulation problem?: It could be a blood clot, or perhaps arthritis or infection. You should see a doctor before this gets worse.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
It happens: Swollen skin gets stretched and can be itchy.
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