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Skin Feels Like Sunburn
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?
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
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?
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
So I got sunburn and my skin is coming of will the my skin be tan or be white like if I didn't 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
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
No medications. The itching is all over his body and he says it feels like a sunburn all over, and skin feels tight?
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
Weeks to months: Depending on your skin type, it can take just a couple of weeks or up to a year for skin to return to normal color after a peeling sunburn. If you are prone to hyperpigmentation, it could be permanent. The best thing to do is avoid the sun, wear your sunscreen, and keep the skin moisturized. See your dermatologist or primary physician for a skin check yearly. ...Read more
It may: Over time, if you don't burn further, the skin tone should return to normal. I would recommend you use a sunscreen to protect you from further damage. ...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
If you sunburn on your face, are you more likely to gets freckle in the future cause you've damaged your skin?
Yes!: There are two basic types of freckles, "simple freckles" and "sunburn freckles", and this should help answer your question. Freckles are more common in those with light complexions, and in those who get sunburns. Moderate your sun exposure, wear a hat, and always wear good, and good amounts, of 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
When I sit in the sun for about 20 mins my skin gets red and blotchy like a sunburn. What could be causing it?
Heat, sun reaction: Most likely it is an increase in blood flow to your skin as you are out in the heat. Blood vessels in your skin dilate and the skin then becomes red as you describe. It's also possible that you are having a phototoxic reaction. That's a reaction of your skin to sunlight when you are on certain medications. Things like birth control, even NSAID's can cause this type of reaction. ...Read more
I have a sunburn and now it feels as though there are worms wriggling around under the skin of my back. What could it be?
Doin stretches earlier when suddenly a burning feeling started behind my shoulder felt like sunburn now happens everytime bend my head to left?
Muscle spasm: Most likely just a muscle spam which will resolve in a week or two. ...Read more
I. Got sunburned I would like to know what I can do for it not to be so red or relief pain. Also if there is a way for my skin not to peel off?
Here some measures that may provide some relief from sunburn:
•Use cool cloths on sunburned areas.
•Take frequent cool showers or baths.
•Apply soothing lotions that contain aloe vera to sunburned areas. Topical steroids (such as 1% hydrocortisone cream) may also help with sunburn pain and swelling. ...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