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Dr. Maria Dumalaog
Board Certified, Pediatrics
24 years in practice
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On the right side of my face from my skull down to my neck I hav such a funny feeling when I touch my skin it feels like sunburn but its not?

Dr. Maria Dumalaog
Board Certified, Pediatrics
24 years in practice
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On the right side of my face from my skull down to my neck I hav such a funny feeling when I touch my skin it feels like sunburn but its not?

See your doctor: That could be anything from herpes zoster or shingles or even a migraine aura. Have yourself checked for any rashes on your scalp or in your neck ...Read more

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Sunburn (Definition)

Sunburn is a condition where the sun's ultraviolet rays damage the skin. A sunburn is red, painful, and ...Read more


Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Board Certified, General Surgery
34 years in practice
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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.

Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Board Certified, General Surgery
34 years in practice
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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.

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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Dr. Julan Crane
Board Certified, Pediatrics
20 years in practice
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My skin gets extremely sensitive to the touch once in a while. It feels like it is sunburned even though it is not. What is causing this?

Dr. Julan Crane
Board Certified, Pediatrics
20 years in practice
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My skin gets extremely sensitive to the touch once in a while. It feels like it is sunburned even though it is not. What is causing this?

Sunburn like: It could be dry skin and should respond to a daily moisturizer that is free of fragrance and perfume ...Read more

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Dr. Nazhat Sharma
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
53 years in practice
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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

Dr. Nazhat Sharma
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
53 years in practice
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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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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Dr. John Chiu
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
52 years in practice
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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 ?

Dr. John Chiu
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
52 years in practice
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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
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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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Dr. Juris Bunkis
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
42 years in practice
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Hi im 37, man.I have been in infrared sauna 3-4 times. But last time i feel like sunburned skin..It has been 1 week and i still feel sunburn+nailed?

Dr. Juris Bunkis
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
42 years in practice
137K people helped
Hi

im 37, man.I have been in infrared sauna 3-4 times. But last time i feel like sunburned skin..It has been 1 week and i still feel sunburn+nailed?

Stay Away: Obviously not for you - stay away! if you need a sauna, try steam~! ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
51 years in practice
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I have been experiencing soreness of the surface of my skin on the right side of my back and chest. Feels like a sunburn but no redness.

Dr. Martin Raff
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
51 years in practice
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I have been experiencing soreness of the surface of my skin on the right side of my back and chest. Feels like a sunburn but no redness.

Zoster?: Herpes zoster, causative of "shingles" can present with pain prior to the outbreak of the skin lesions. See a doctor and if this is likely get early treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Timothy Beck
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
15 years in practice
107K people helped
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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.

Dr. Timothy Beck
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
15 years in practice
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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.

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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Dr. Robert Jackson
Board Certified, Dermatology
38 years in practice
10M people helped
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Dr. Hanford Brace
Board Certified, Family Medicine
48 years in practice
168K people helped
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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.?

Dr. Hanford Brace
Board Certified, Family Medicine
48 years in practice
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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.?

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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