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Doctor insights on: How Long Does A Sunburn Last On Your Face

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sunburn (Definition)

An intense inflammatory response to excessive exposure to the sun that causes damage ...Read more


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How long does sunburn on your eyes last?

How long does sunburn on your eyes last?

1-3 days: The redness and swelling will resolve within a few days.Emolloents amd cold compresses will help relsove symptoms. Alleve or Motrin can help with inflammation. ...Read more

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How long does it take for sunburn blisters on the face take to disappear?

How long does it take for sunburn blisters on the face take to disappear?

Usually..: Healing time for a second degree burn may be up to 3 weeks. ...Read more

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How long does your face stay reddish after microdermabrasion?

How long does your face stay reddish after microdermabrasion?

Depends...: ...On your skin type and sensitivity, and how vigorous the treatment was. Many of our patients stay red for only a few minutes. I've never seen redness last for more than an hour or two. ...Read more

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How long does it take for cuts on the face to heal?

How long does it take for cuts on the face to heal?

It depends: If the skin edges are approximated (e.g. Sutures) it takes about a week. If left open to heal, can take longer depending on how wide the cut is. Once initial wound has covered in skin, takes about 6 months for the scars to mature. ...Read more

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How long will the scar after waxing will last on my face? How should i get rid of it quickly?

How long will the scar after waxing will last on my face? How should i get rid of it quickly?

Depends: Waxing shouldn't cause scars, but you may have post inflammatory hyper pigmentation, which is usually a reddish or purple discoloration. This will generally fade with time, but bleaching creams like hydroquinone, retinoic acid creams and steroid creams can help it to resolve more quickly. You will want to use sunscreen, as sun exposure will make it worse. ...Read more

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How long does the swelling last after having a face lift?

How long does the swelling last after having a face lift?

Varies: Swelling varies from person to person. Some swell more than others. The surgical technique of the surgeon and the way he handles the tissues will make a difference. In my experience over 90% of my patient are back to work within 2 weeks. The swelling however will last 6-12 weeks on the average. ...Read more

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How long does it take for hyperpigmentation to go away on your face and back?

How long does it take for hyperpigmentation to go away on your face and back?

Stop trauma: Hyperpigmentation generally takes a few months or longer but by ceasing to traumatize the area helps a lot. No scratching or picking, avoid sun exposure without a broad spectrum physical block, keep the area clean, use a good exfoliating wash. ...Read more

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How long will it take for a burn on my pinky to heal from a hot pan?

How long will it take for a burn on my pinky to heal from a hot pan?

It varies: Depends upon size and depth of burn. Less deep burns can heal in a few days. Larger deeper burns can take longer. If injury is arounentire finger, should see a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a blood blister on your lip to go?

How long does it take for a blood blister on your lip to go?

7-10 days: Normal healing is 7-10 days for infectious blood blisters; 4-7 days for traumatic injuries and see your doctor if it does not heal within 3-4 weeks. ...Read more

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How long should it take for a cut on my face to heal?

How long should it take for a cut on my face to heal?

5-10 days: An otherwise uncomplicated cut on the skin will usually heal within 5-10 days. If there is a complicating infection, foreign body or a wide gash, healing will be delayed. ...Read more

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How long does it take a burn on the neck to heal?

How long does it take a burn on the neck to heal?

Burn Care: Burns are the response of the tissues to injury from heat. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Depth determines care. Do not use ice worsens already injured skin. Cool water soaks help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring . Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps. ...Read more

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How long does shingles pain on face last after the rash has healed?

How long does shingles pain on face last after the rash has healed?

Let explian: Shingle pain could disappear after 1-2 weeks from treatment, but if you complication from the shingle it may last for several month. ...Read more

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How long does it take a chemical burn on the lips from teeth whitening to heal? It keeps flaring after more than a month and spreading on my face

How long does it take a chemical burn on the lips from teeth whitening to heal? It keeps flaring after more than a month and spreading on my face

See your physician : Burns from teeth whitening are usually gone within 2-3 days. If this is spreading it's not a result of the peroxide and you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a cold sore on your lip to develop?

How long does it take for a cold sore on your lip to develop?

Not long: In my experience they come on very fast. Usually there is some tingling or mild pain. Next a small pink bump shows up. By the next day it is a larger, red, fluid filled blister. If you ask your doctor for a prescription for acyclovir, Valtrex (valacyclovir) or Famvir you can take it at the first sign. Taking it right away will usually keep it from turning into an ugly fever blister. Also abreva helps (otc). ...Read more

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How long for a cut on face to heal?

How long for a cut on face to heal?

Natural Process: The good news is that area has fantastic blood supply and so healing will occur rapidly. Inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling) is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Keep it covered with an occlusive dressing changed every other day and avoid further trauma. It will heal very quickly. ...Read more

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I have a bloodshot eye from being punched on the face. How long does it take for it to heal?

I have a bloodshot eye from being punched on the face. How long does it take for it to heal?

Few days to few week: It depends on how much hemorrhage is there, it will get absorped slowly in few days or few weeks by itself. ...Read more

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How long does conjunctivitis last and can it get better on its own?

How long does conjunctivitis last and can it get better on its own?

Depends: Conjunctivitis can be caused by a virus, bacteria, irritant or allergen. Depending on the cause, the duration of symptoms can vary and the treatment may need the direction of a physician. ...Read more

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How long does herpes last on a surface?

How long does herpes last on a surface?

Herpes simplex: Like most viruses they do not survive long outside of a living cell. These are intracellular parasites and not capable of dividing outside of the inside of a living cell. They die quickly outside of the body, and can survive only in a liquid medium on an outside surface as long as the cells they were inside of survive, which is not long. ...Read more