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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?
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
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