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Does Sunburn Cause Overheated
If you sunburn on your face, are you more likely to gets freckle in the future cause you've damaged your skin?
Yes!: There are two basic types of freckles, "simple freckles" and "sunburn freckles", and this should help answer your question. Freckles are more common in those with light complexions, and in those who get sunburns. Moderate your sun exposure, wear a hat, and always wear good, and good amounts, of sunscreen! ...Read more
Sunburn Itching: Keep sunburn cool w 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. Benadryl can help with itching. ...Read more
Yes: This is called actinic damage. It can be treated in a number of ways. Consult an experienced plastic surgeon in your area for advice on how. ...Read more
UV radiation: Sunburn is a radiation burn caused by the UV rays in the sun. It's red and painful because it's a burn. Daily sunscreen is the best prevention along with avoiding the sun during peak day hours (10am-2pm). Sunscreen should have SPF of at least 30. Wear it even if you're indoors b/c UV can pass through building and car windows. ...Read more
Both!: Acute sunburn causes more skin damage, and may increase risk of melanoma somewhat more than long-tern sun exposure, which still causes wrinkles, spots, and skin cancers as well. Radiation damage is cumulative over a lifetime, so both are not good! sort of like many toxic things--a little over a long time will kill you just as dead as a lot all at once! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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