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Woke up with painful rash on my chest, deep red color looks like a sunburn, but no sun exposure. Anything to help sooth the pain.pics in my file.
Dermatitis: Sudden development of a painful skin rash can be related to multiple different diseases. However, in healthy individuals, it is usually a contact dermatitis caused by coming in contact with an irritant. Avoid new soaps, detergents, clothing, foods, medicines, perfumes, deoderants, etc that may be causing irritation. ...Read more
Sunburn results when the amount of exposure to the sun or other ultraviolet light source exceeds the ability of the body's protective pigment, melanin, to protect the skin. Sunburn in a very light-skinned person may occur in less than 15 minutes of midday sun exposure, while a dark-skinned person may tolerate the ...Read more
Both!: Acute sunburn causes more skin damage, and may increase risk of melanoma somewhat more than long-tern sun exposure, which still causes wrinkles, spots, and skin cancers as well. Radiation damage is cumulative over a lifetime, so both are not good! sort of like many toxic things--a little over a long time will kill you just as dead as a lot all at once! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will vitiligo make me more susceptible to sunburn? Am i more likely to become sunburned with vitiligo, and should I avoid sun exposure?
Do you sunburn easier at different heights? my friend lives on a hill and i got sunburnt arms following very little sun exposure whilst visiting him
Acetal melanoma is not related to sun, superficial is related to sunburns, lentigo is to chronic sun exposure, what is nodular related to?
Time growth: The pattern of growth of melanoma is defined by the thickness of the lesion with those defined by Breslow of more than 1.5 mm thick having a greater possibility of spreading. With time the flat, thin appearance changes and the melanoma grows thicker to take on a nodular appearance. Later, this nodular lesion takes on an ulcerating picture wherein the prognosis is far poorer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If it takes three days of sun exposure for someone to develope any signs of sun burn, does that mean this person age slower?
Sunburn: Sunburn is literally a burn on the skin from ultraviolet (uv) radiation. This burn causes inflammation of the skin. Injury from sunburn can begin within 30 minutes of exposure. One or more blistering sunburns in childhood or adolescence more than double a person's chances of developing melanoma later in life, according to the skin cancer foundation. ...Read more
I got badly sunburnt on my back and my scars look swollen and puffy. Is this just because of the sun exposure and how long will it take for them to reduce back to normal size?
If you have scars...: From sunburn, first, stay out of the sun. Scars are often raised when they are immature and improve with time, though this make take 6-12 months. In that time they are susceptible to repeat sunburn. More importantly, if they are tanned, they may tan permanently. Use a sunscreen with an spf number of at least 15 that is waterproof and re-apply often. If the scars worsen, see your doctor. ...Read more
My skin is rubbing off in little pieces, like rubber. I am house bound (severe m.E.), have had no sun exposure, and no med changes in months. Ideas?
See MD immediately: I am not certain what is causing the problem but i recommend you get in to see a dermatologist immediately. The skin acts as a barrier to prevent organisms or other toxins from entering our bodies. If you are loosing your skin, you are at risk for more serious problems. Find out what this is and get it treated. ...Read more