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Doctor insights on: Skin Feels Like Sunburn

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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Skin feels sunburned after using body wash, what could be wrong?

Skin feels sunburned after using body wash, what could be wrong?

You may have a: sensitivity to that particular body wash. If it happens more than once- would stop using that product. Take care. ...Read more

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So i got sunburn and my skin is coming of will the my skin be tan or be white like if i didnt get sun?

So i got sunburn and my skin is coming of will the my skin be tan or be white like if i didnt get sun?

Pale: After the top layer peals away the newer skin below will not have the mature pigment production needed to keep you tanned evenly.You will have variation from pale in the newly pealed areas to deeper tan in the areas that did not burn.It may take a year or more before your tone is even. Liberal use of a sunblock can lighten the tanned areas so the change isn't as noticeable. ...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

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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How does one treat flakey skin after a sunburn?

How does one treat flakey skin after a sunburn?

Hydrate: Sunburned skin should be hydrated, and lotion is a good way to to keep the skin moisturized. You can also use aloe gel to cool the skin. ...Read more

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What would scratching a sunburn do to your skin?

Irritate tissues: It may irritate inflammed skin and start the peeling process. Aloe vera (aloe barbadensis) can reduce redness, pain, itching & swelling from a burn. ...Read more