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Remove Dead Skin After Sunburn
Are the skin cells still able to be damaged by the sun even if they are dead from a previous sunburn?
The tissue just: Below the dead skin is vulnerable. Don't give your body a double whammy. ...Read more
I got sunburned on my leg. My skin has turned slightly shiny. Is this a good sign? It looks like it's it may become dead skin
Hydrate: After a sun burn, always try to hydrate the skin. Drink plenty of water. When you get out of the shower, while your skin is still soaking wet, rub in baby oil for 20 seconds, then towel dry. In addition, next time you get a sun burn, take 2 asperin (not tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen) every 6 hours for the first day. If it is a bad burn, then go see your dr immediately ...Read more
Peeling off dead: Skin might accidentally lead to pulling off deeper layers of skin. If dead skin is peeling it can be lightly trimmed. ...Read more
Got a sunburn on my forehead that is starting to peel and get flaky! I'm putting aloe Vera whenever I can but its so tempting to peel the dead skin.
Aloe and Neosporin:
Seems like you are almost over First and possibly Second degree burn. Continue using the Aloe and add an antibiotic ointment OTC such as Neosporin to promote moisture and hopefully prevent a secondary skin infection.
If the dead skin is truly ready to fall of, it probably won't be a problem.
Probably washing the area well with soap and water will help remove the dead skin. ...Read more
Leave blister intact: Keep sunburn cool with 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. Seek medical care for severe pain, fever, lack of improvement of symptoms within several days or if a large surface area is blistered. ...Read more
Tan: Best to stay out of the Sun for a period of time. Hence wear a large hat and keep exposed skin areas covered. ...Read more
Emollients: Add emoliients, especially ointment or cream based moisturizers, and use liberally and frequently. ...Read more
How can I remove sun damaged skin from a sunburn last year? It's two colors......the darker browner skin that did not peel and the lighter skin after it did.
Sunburn: Leave it alone. Its already damaged skin. Next time try to protect yourself. ...Read more
My lips got sunburned last week and blistered. Overnight the blister bled and some skin got removed from my lip. My lip no longer bleeds but the skin?
Lip burns: 39 year old gentleman with lip burns. How painful are your burns? If they were minor first degree burns simply applying topical antibiotic ointment or lip balm will help but if it was a painful blistering partial thickness burn or a serious burn with blisters that you can tell is deep but has no pain you may require a full exam to determine whether you require further treatment. Wear lip sunscreen ...Read more
Inflammation: Radiation from the sun injures the skin. Your body jumps into healing by creating inflammation to bring fresh healthy blood and healing factors to the area. The blood vessels dilate to get the healthy blood there and get the injured tissues healed. This inflammatory response makes things red, hot, swollen, and painful but, is absolutely necessary for things to heal. ...Read more
Don't peel skin.: Keep sunburn cool with 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. Seek medical care for severe pain, fever, lack of improvement of symptoms within several days or if a large surface area is blistered. ...Read more
Yes: Darker skinned individuals have greater protection to the Sun's Ultraviolet radiation. A darker skin type may be able to tolerate exposure longer without burning, however, given enough time or exposure they will get a sun burn. ...Read more
Hydrate well w water: Antihistamines can be used for itching. Moisturize skin. Aloe vera straight from the plant helps w healing. ...Read more
Med tx: If he has significant burn to the point that there is visible swelling - would seek medical care. In the meantime, keep sunburn cool with 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. ...Read more
Sunblock is a must!: Protect with SPF 15+ & be sensible about how much sun you're getting. Avoid tanning booths & unnecessary uv light. Hats, sunglasses, SPF make-up & sportswear are also important to consider. Avoid sunscreens with potential carcinogens. The physical blocks (zinc and titanium) are great. Be vigilant about protecting your skin from future cancers & premature aging. It's better to prevent than correct! ...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
Damage to cells: As injured skin heals, the body creates inflammation which means fresh blood goes to the area and with it, many kinds of healing factors and cells. One type is called melanocytes which carry our skin pigment melanin. A healing occurs, these cells may or may not return to the area and give it the brownish or lack of coloration you see. There might be some changes as the injury matures. ...Read more
What's an effective way for me to lighten my skin from sunburn and keep my skin healthy and clear?
Wear sunscreen: Wear sunscreen then you do not have to worry. ...Read more
What are some good remedies for a sunburn is very dark red and hurts when touched or the skin moves?
What is it called when a part of the protective layer of skin has Been permanently damaged by sunburn?
Poiklioderma: This may be what you are talking about its a red/brown discoloration with small vessels and pigments. Its common to see on the throat and neck where we often neglect to put on sunscreen. There are some lasers that can correct this such as the Long Pulse 532 ...Read more
I got a sunburn from a sunbed years ago, I blistered then I was fine but there's is big patches on my skin that are white what can I do?
Sunburn: Unfortunately there's nothing you can do about this as it should gradually fade over the years ...Read more
Uncertain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more
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