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what to do if after one blistering sunburn, do i have melanoma?

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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 17 years experience
Increased risk: Having a sunburn that causes blisters does increase your risk of developing all types of skin cancers. Prevention is key. When you are going to be exposed to the sun you must remember to use sunscreen with an spf of at least 30 and to cover up when possible. Also you should see a dermatologist at least once a year for a skin cancer screening.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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No: Having one blistering sunburn does not mean that he will develop melanoma. My advice is to avoid future excessive sun exposure, and to use a sunscreen with frequent reapplications when you are out in the sun.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

Does one blistering suburn = melanoma?

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Dr. Stephen Rothstein
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Skin: Unlikely but see a dermatologist for a check up

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