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Is A Bad Sunburn Reason Enough To Stay Home And Rest
Probably not, but...: Key questions would be how long ago did it happen? How much body surface is involved? Is the skin blistered? Are there any sun-sensitizing drugs involved? Was the burn caused by the sun or a tanning bed? My concern would be if you are having systemic symptoms that the burn may need medical attention. ...Read more
Yes: A small percentage of patients can develop a photo toxic reaction to the sun with severe burning and blistering to exposed areas, especially hands and face. Plus, no amount of sun is safe and if you are taking Doryx (doxycycline) for acne, the acne that resolves is going to want to tan 10x faster than normal skin and you will be left with brown polka dots on your face if you don't avoid the sun. ...Read more
I have bed bugs and have been getting bit every night, yesterday I got a sunburn & they left me alone last night. Is there a reason for this?
How do I stop my face from peeling after sunburn? & If it peels will it be a lighter shade of the rest of my face?
My skin is peeling after a blistering sunburn. Should I rub off the loose skin and leave the rest alone or just leave my skin alone entirely?
Don't rub: any blister. Best just to moisturize the skin wel with lotion (aloe will also help the pain)l, otherwise let it alone, keep away from sun and let dead skin come off naturally in the shower. Use high SPF sunscreen in future. ...Read more
Sometimes my skin will be painful to the touch for no apparent reason. Usually my arms. No rash, no sunburn. What could this be?
Painful skin: The only condition that i know of the causes painful or senstive skin difusely (all over) is fibromyalgia. While other neurologic conditions could do through injured nerves (eg., like multiple sclerosis, diabetes, etc), these conditions affect a few areas of the body, but not all over. ...Read more
I got sunburned yesterday and now i have a headache, my hands are shakey and my heart is beating fast even at rest. What is going on?
Think I missed a spot w/spf, got weird streaky burn. No blister or peeling but now the same spot is bruised for no reason. Can sunburns bruise?
Sure: When you burn your skin you are destroying and injuring it so some level of bruising is possible. Good luck if it worsens please get checked by your doctor ...Read more
Always feeling lethargic. All I want to do is stay home and rest. Sleep & wake up tired. Energy kicks in until evening for some reason. Whats wrong?
Couldn't swallow iron tablet (325mg) for some reason, kept it in mouth until crumbled then chewed the rest, drank a lot of water. Is this bad?? Scared
Hi - I traveled recently, and after the sunburn my arms have got white spots and sometimes itching happens badly. Pls suggest some home remedy.
YOu can also apply AloeVera.
In future do remember to wear Sun Screen and Avoid 11 to 2 Sun light for prolonged period of time. ...Read more
Large flakes of skin around lower legs & ankles for no reason, no sun burn, no flaking anywhere else. I use olivine lotion there after daily shower.
Dry skin: Dry skin is common. It happens more often in the winter when cold air outside and heated air inside cause low humidity. Dry skin may crack and peel, or become irritated and inflamed. Bathing too frequently, especially with harsh soaps, may contribute. You can use different types of emollients or moisturizers. They work best when they're applied to skin that is wet or damp. ...Read more
I have small blisters on different parts of my mouth. My lips are quite swollen. Could this be sunburnt lips? The rest of my body was sunburnt before
Yes ....: I am wondering about fever blisters and canker sores. Canker sores occur only inside the mouth: tongue, cheek lining, lips. They are not contagious. Fever blisters, also called cold sores, usually occur outside the mouth and are caused by the herpes simplex virus.Sun burn blisters on lips can occur, obviously preceded by unprotected sun exposure. More info or evaluation can help you sort these out ...Read more
Healthy young men: There is absolutely nothing here to be worried about. Slow or 'athletic' heart rhythms are common in someone your age. ...Read more
Cpk level 856. I did pt for 3 days rested 3 days and did 1 day of pt and the next day i had my levels checked. Could this be the reason they are high?
Of course: The reference range is set for people who do not exercise. When i've tested medical students, essentially everybody who exercises strenuously is above "normal", with values up to 5000 in one guy who'd just spent a weekend cutting and hauling lumber and 3000 in a guy who'd just done 450 lb squats for 45 minutes. Stop worrying about this. ...Read more
I have brown, black stuff in my mucus while coughing.. the rest of transperant.. i smoke 3 cigerates per day.. What can be the reason for this abnorma?
Dust ...: The environmental....dust and fumes and shoot....coming out in your phlem...........stop smoking first. ...Read more
I am sweating excessively for no reason (at rest), am fatigued, and feel kind-of lightheaded. What could be wrong?
Sweating no reason: F21 from MA states sweating for no reason, fatigued and lightheaded. Asks what could be wrong. ANS: there is always a reason for sweating. 1. Do you have a fever or an infection?. 2. Is it hot where you are living? You need to see a Dr to figure out what is going on. ...Read more