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Sunburn Rash Treatment
My wife broke out in a rash (face primarily) when she took nyquil. It is like a sunburn. No other symptoms...Should she seek emergency treatment?
Likely an allergy: Based on the description you give I would think this is an allergic reaction to one of the components in nyquil. The various nyquil products contain any one or more of about 7 different medicines so it may be a challenge figuring out what caused the reaction. You and your wife are the best judge of whether she should be seen now. If this does not start to improve then you should be seen soon. ...Read more
Rashes and itching on body while exposing in sunlight? Can someone suggest the reasons and precautions for sunburn I am facing also the cure.
Photosensitivity.: You may be experiencing photosensitivity to sunlight. Another possibility is that something you are applying to the skin, followed by exposure to sunlight, creates a reaction or rash. See a dermatologist for the treatment. In the interim, avoid sunlight by using protective clothing (contains an spf within clothing) and use spf 30 or higher sunscreen, preferably with a physical blocker. ...Read more
Number one best: Treatment is avoidance. Other than that keep it moisturized and treat the pain.... If blisters develop... Or pain can not be controlled then see your pcp and ask for a dermatological referral. I have used silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) in the past if it is contraindicated based on burn location, etc. ...Read more
Burn: Apply aloe or moisturizing cream to the affected skin. Avoid products containing alcohol, which can further dry out skin. Beware of sunburn treatment products containing anesthetics, such as benzocaine. There's little evidence that these products are effective. In some cases, they may even irritate the skin. Mild topical otc cortisone cream is also helpful. ...Read more
Not really: Cool compresses; aloe vera gel (avoid the ones with Benzocaine as they can cause allergic skin reaction); topical otc steroid cream for more painful burns (remember to use very sparingly to avoid potential skin damage). Prevention is even better: sun blocks that protect against uva & uvb applied b4 exposure; long sleeves, broad-brimmed hats, pants. For sever blistering, see fp. ...Read more
I have sunburn around my lower face with lots of small blisters, a few have now started to turn white, what is it? And what is the best treatment?
Won'tGetBurnedAgain: The ones that have turned white may be infected so best to gently wash with soap and water using a washcloth to break them up, then apply a thin layer of an antibacterial ointment. If it starts to spread or increase in pain, start throbbing and feel like you got sunburned again, see your doctor. Use plenty of sunblock in the future, and add some extra to that area, it'll be sensitive for a while ...Read more
First: take an anti-: Inflammatory agents. For Ibuprofen the dose is 10 mg/kg/dose taken after meals every 8 hrs. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is not an anti-inflammatory drug and it also taken every 4 hrs. It is much less doable outside a hospital setting. Tylenol (acetaminophen) dosing is 10-15 mg/kg/dose every 4 hrs. ...Read more
Have sunburn blisters on shoulder they are popping been pitting the green after sunburn aloe on them not sure if ooze is clear due to the treatment.
Burn blisters: The blistering will break and clear fluid will be noted. The aloe is soothing and helps with the healing process. This sounds normal ...Read more
I was sunburned and now have a blister on my lip. Is this the same as a cold soar? What is an effective treatment? Maybe polysporn?
I have a severe sunburn and in a lot of pain. Now my feet are swollen. Should I seek treatment at a hospital or doctor?
Probably not: Time will heal you. Cool water will relieve pain. Emollient such as vaseline or Aquaphor will help. Even better, certain membranes such as bioclussive are excellent for this. I have large sheets of it for situations such as this. Avoid Bacitracin, Neosporin, or triple antibiotic because they are useless and because they so often cause allergic reactions. ...Read more
Experiencing some scalp redness or irritation, scalp tenderness to touch and felt like sunburn on top of head. Few small red `spots' seen at top of head. Dr says dry scalp. Washed hair daily, used hair spray frequently. Stopped routine. Treatment?
Dry hair: Shampoos are more drying than soap as they remove more hair oils. If you use shampoos it's important to follow with a hair conditioner to restore oils for your hair and scalp. A skilled beautician can evaluate your hair and advise you about its status and give you advice on your hair care and hair care products. ...Read more
The skin on my chest feels tender, like sunburn, but there are no visible marks or rashes. Could this be brought on by stress? It's very sensitive!
Did you: What things have you used on your skin? ...Read more
Son suffers from anxiety severe sunburn and blistery rashes from sun canker soars fatigue joint pain and now leg itching resulting in rash. Lupus?
Need more history: In that the above information is insufficient to make a specific diagnosis. How much sun exposure? Is son fair or olive skin? One joint or multiple? Injury or none? Appearance of rash, possible contact or exposure, history of eczema, etc. If chronic and feeling fatigued, start with a physical by your doctor and blood tests may be helpful. ...Read more
Time: Aloe vera, Ibuprofen or Aspirin to reduce redness and inflammation causing fever, cold compresses or cool showers to try to reduce the temperature of your skin, drink plenty of fluids including low cal sports drink to avoid dehydration and imbalance of electrolytes. Invest in proper clothing, hat, and sunscreen to avoid another sunburn. There is no amount of safe sun. ...Read more
Is there any treatments for red sunburn skin on cheeks and chin. I've had it for a couple of years or more?
If the redness: Has been there continuously for at least a couple of years - it is likely that it is not a sunburn. I used to live in Britain and remember that the sun was seldom strong. Please do see your physician or a dermatologist for accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. Take care. ...Read more
I've got this rash over my body that looks like sunburn and a burning sensation like I've been burnt but it isn't sunburn so what is it?
I have a rash after taking clindamycin that appears like a sunburn. I have no other symptom I'm assuming it's a reaction... Will it go away w/o meds?
Aloe Vera: Keep your sunburn cool with moist cool/cold compresses. Avoid alcohol containing products. Break off pieces of aloe vera plant and apply the sap to your skin. Consider non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications to reduce pain. Don’t yank off peeling skin or burst blisters. Seek medical care if needed. ...Read more
Ever since my chest got sunburned a few months ago, it will randomly break out with a rash when I go outside. Why does this happen?
Poikiloderma: There are certain limitations imposed by this format which include the lack of a photograph of the skin lesions about which you requested information, So it's impossible to tell you the exact diagnosis and/or therapy, My Best advice would be to call and make an appointment with the dermatologist. There are many conditions which make neck rashes, so you need to have a dermatologist see the rash. ...Read more
Hi ever since I got sunburn in beginning of july I have a constant red itchy lumpy rash which is spreading up and down my forearms?
Had rash from surgery prep, the rash is gone now but scratched area has darkened and is now peeling (going on for 3 weeks) like sunburn. Help?
Wait: Give it time. If persists, see dermatologist. ...Read more
I got a sunburn and a lot of skin peeled off. Now there are a ton of tiny blood red dots all over. Looks like a rash. What is it and will it go away?
Healing skin: Your skin has been damaged. Keep it well moisturized and use sunblock spf 30 or greater every 2 hours while outside. All sunblocks have to be applied every 2-3 hours no matter what the manufacturer says. ...Read more
1 week ago I got a smooth red rash on my neck (looked like patch of sunburn), now it changed color to light brown and is scabby and dry. Is it normal?
For a sun burn:
What you described appears to be the usual progression of sun burn.
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I've itched all over for 2 day when I scratch it feel like scratching sunburn. I have checked but no rash. When can I start taking shingles antivirals?
Itching: This does not sound like a shingles rash, you need to get evaluated by a doctor to deermine your problem. ...Read more
Sunburn: Consult a Dermatologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
You burned yourself!: As your skin is healing it is sending in fibroblasts to heal the skin. The nerves in the skin that you damaged send off pain signals. You can treat yourself with appropriate doses of aspirin. And most of all, use a good sunscreen when you go outside during the summer (an SPF of 30 or more is usually fine) every 2 hrs, oil base and even on cloudy days. Clouds don't block UV light. Enjoy your summer ...Read more