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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sunburn (Definition)

Sunburn is an intense inflammatory response to excessive sun exposure. It actually represents the body's reaction to tissue damage ...Read more


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Left arm just on the top side from my bicep and all down to my fingers sore to touch feels like sunburn,also in shoulder blade,under armpit,arm aching?

Left arm just on the top side from my bicep and all down to my fingers sore to touch feels like sunburn,also in shoulder blade,under armpit,arm aching?

Possible allergy: The description of left arm shoulder blade and armpit , aching s-like sunburn aching suggests that it may be either allergic reaction to prolonged exposure to sun ,poison ivy or some infection is coming up ..See your doctor ,get examined and treatment .In the meantime you apply hydrocortisone ointment to left arm ...Read more

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What to do if I had a really bad reaction to my amoxicillin and now it feels like a sunburn?

What to do if I had a really bad reaction to my amoxicillin and now it feels like a sunburn?

Amoxicillin reaction: It is possible you are allergic to the medication. Stop taking it and inform the doctor who prescribed it that you are having these symptoms. ...Read more

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I have a pain on my outer thigh. What could it be? The pain is only on one spot. It feels like a sunburn and sensitive to the touch. It also hurts when something rubs or touches it.

There : There is a disorder called meralgia paresthetica that is caused by pressure on the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve. This condition tends to happen in overweight or heavy persons. Tight belts or tightly fitting clothing especially if the person also has diabetes can cause this problem. Try losing weight, loosening up the garments and see a neurologist if symptoms does not improve over several weeks. See the link below. ...Read more

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No medications. The itching is all over his body and he says it feels like a sunburn all over, and skin feels tight ?

No medications. The itching is all over his body and he says it feels like a sunburn all over, and skin feels tight
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Too vague: Need more details but warrant a consult with your doctor since I am concerned that it feels more like a sunburn than just simply itching. ...Read more

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