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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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Why does my skin feel like I have a sunburn after prophylactic mastectomy ? When will it go away. Surgery was 3 weeks ago.

Why does my skin feel like I have a sunburn after prophylactic mastectomy ?  When will it go away.  Surgery was 3 weeks ago.

Pain: I guess you are describing pain at the surgical site. Post operative pains are normal. Some areas of initial skin numbness goes through a phase of skin nerve hypersensitivity as the numbness resolves. This is common & normal and often starts a few weeks after surgery and gradually resolves. See your surgeon for any concerns. ...Read more

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What's the symptomatic difference between dry skin and hot flashes? My skin feels really hot on and off like sunburn for a few min

What's the symptomatic difference between dry skin and hot flashes? My skin feels really hot on and off like sunburn for a few min

Hot flashes need : are treated with hormones A sudden feeling of warmth spreading through your upper body and face A flushed appearance with red, blotchy skin Rapid heartbeat Perspiration, mostly on your upper body Feeling chilled as the hot flash subsides Hot flashes vary in frequency — you may have few or many in a day — and each hot flash usually subsides in a few minutes. Dry skin is constantly irritated ...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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At work, i feel tired halfway through the day, i also have joint aches and chills when i get home and my skin almost feels like i have a sunburn.

At work, i feel tired halfway through the day, i also have joint aches and chills when i get home and my skin almost feels like i have a sunburn.

Autoimmune?: You may need to be evaluated for an autoimmune disorder due to the brief symptoms you posted. There are several others things that could be going on. I would get an evaluation soon. ...Read more

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Surface skin pain on left side of abdominal area and left side of lower back.  feels like a severe sunburn.  no marks or redness.?

Surface skin pain on left side of abdominal area and left side of lower back.  feels like a severe sunburn.  no marks or redness.?

Shingles: Many cases of shingles has been missed in ers because of pain that no direct cause can be found and then a day or more goes by with the pain persistent and then out of the blue a rash composed of clumps of tiny pustules shows up in a geometric pattern and the diagnosis is obviously shingles. They must be treated immediately with antiviral drugs to help healing and prevent post herpetic neuralgia. ...Read more

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