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A 18-year-old female asked:

i am experiencing sunburn and it has a blue/purple undertone, is this bad? what does it mean? it is extremely painful!

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
See below:: Blue purple undertone is not a cause for concern. You may consult this site for home treatment for sun burn: http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/tc/sunburn-home-treatment#1 For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine.

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