A 30-year-old female asked:
i got a really bad sunburn. it has since healed, but i have a darker patch of skin within the "tan" area. is this normal?
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Dermatology 57 years experience
Post-inflammatory: Increased pigment is common after any skin injury. Protect from sun and heat. Prescription bleaching creams are more effective than OTC. Often this improves over time without treatment.
4051 viewsAnswered Jan 5, 2019
A 30-year-old member asked:
I have a really bad sunburn and it has started peeling and exposing the fresh skin underneath. It is swollen and extremely red in some places. How do I keep it moist?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Don't pull on skin: Keep sunburn cool with moist cool/cold compresses. Avoid alcohol containing products. Break off pieces of aloe vera plant & apply sap to skin. Consider non-steroidal anti-inflammatory meds to reduce pain. Don’t yank off peeling skin or burst blisters. Seek medical care for severe pain, fever, lack of improvement of symptoms within several days or if a large surface area is blistered.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
I got a bad sunburn a couple months ago & I peeled but have started to again. Also some tiny white/pale bumps appear around the pale peeled skin.Help?
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Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Milia: These are typically milia and are self limited. However, in order to be completely sure - I would suggest seeing your family physician and asking for a diagnosis and recommendation.
3833 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Jan 5, 2019
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