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Sunburn (Definition)

An intense inflammatory response to excessive sun exposure that represents the body's reaction to the tissue damage resulting ...Read more


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2months ago on sunburned my shins & feet really bad-red, purple & swollen. Symptoms resolved but now my feet & ankles swell daily& turn purple. Can I?

2months ago on sunburned my shins & feet really bad-red, purple & swollen. Symptoms resolved but now my feet & ankles swell daily& turn purple. Can I?

Photosensitivity: What is said here seems like you have photosensitivity, as the symptoms prolonging you might want to make sure you do not have any underlying conditons make you prone for photosensitivity and vasospasms ...Read more

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What causes sunburn like rash on chest, upper arms, and thighs which is also accompanied by purple, swollen feet and ankles?

What causes sunburn like rash on chest, upper arms, and thighs which is also accompanied by purple, swollen feet and ankles?

Get physical exam: Rashes and skin discolorations are the result of many diseases, medications, and conditions. You must be evaluated by medical doctor for this problem. Discuss any medications or drugs you have taken or are taking. This could be signs of serious reaction, allergic or immunologic, to bacteria, drugs, chemicals, or other infections. ...Read more

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I recently got sunburn from being out in the sun unprotected for 8 hours. My sunburn was turning purple and then today is was peelings in some areas s?

Incomplete question: What you described is a normal healing process for sun burn. You may apply moisturizer to the affected skin to keep it soft.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine, if you are under 27 years of age. ...Read more

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My sunburn is turning purple. I don't think this is normal, what should I do?

My sunburn is turning purple. I don't think this is normal, what should I do?

Dermatologist.: If you are concerned that your burn is not healing properly, it would be prudent to seek dermatologic evaluation. ...Read more

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I got a bad sunburn on my shins. It's been 6 days and the pain is gone, but the burn is turning dark red/purple. Is this normal? Will it go away?

I got a bad sunburn on my shins. It's been 6 days and the pain is gone, but the burn is turning dark red/purple. Is this normal? Will it go away?

Skin rash: Your skin changes seems like normal expected pigmentation changes as part of the healing process. If you develop any redness, warmth, tenderness, unevenly colored skin lesion, please have it evaluated by your primary care physician or a dermatologist. Please do make sure to drink plenty of water and regular use of plain white moisturizers. Please use and reapply sunscreen every 2 to 4 hours. ...Read more

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My sunburn is turning cranberry juice purple while working, what are some actions that I can take to prevent it, help it? Or should I go see a dr?

My sunburn is turning cranberry juice purple while working, what are some actions that I can take to prevent it, help it? Or should I go see a dr?

See a doctor: The sunburn you have may be deeper thant your standard red sunburn that most of us get after sun exposure without proper block, Its important to check because you must make sure there are no open areas and you should not expose this to the sun again in any short time ...Read more

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I have got bad sunburn on my hands and chest. My chest is getting yellow blisters on it and my hands are swollen and are turning a blue/purple colour.

Bad burn: Sounds like you have a second or third degree sunburn. The most important treatment is aimed at presenting infection. Keep the area clean and you may need a type of antibiotic cream like sivadene that can provide some soothing relief as well as prevention of bacterial infections. See Doc for eval if severe. ...Read more

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How long does it take for swelling feet to go down after sunburn?

How long does it take for swelling feet to go down after sunburn?

If you have: Significant swelling due to a sunburn- this warrants medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Does aspercreme or neosporin relieve severe sunburn pain on feet?

Better Ideas: Sunburn is response of the tissues to injury from solar radiation. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Do not use ice as this can injure already injured skin. Cool water soaks can help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring. Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps. ...Read more

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Foot sunburn through exposing to sun for 6 month. What can I use to fade out my skin.

Foot sunburn through exposing to sun for 6 month. What can I use to fade out my skin.

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you will get the best treatment. ...Read more

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I used sunscreen but now I have a horrible sunburn. It's so red, it's purple. Any suggestions on how to help reduce pain and irritation?

SImple Tricks: Sunburn is response of the tissues to injury from solar radiation. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Do not use ice as this can injure already injured skin. Cool water soaks can help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring. Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps. ...Read more

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What does it mean if sunburn turns purple?

What does it mean if sunburn turns purple?

Broken capillaries: There has been extravasation of blood from broken capillaries from rubbing the area of sunburn. The skin and collagen in the capillaries are more fragile after sun burn and will heal faster with application of biafine cream. You should also see your doctor to get the prescription and examine your skin to confirm the degree of skin injury. ...Read more

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What does it mean if sunburn has a purple tint?

What does it mean if sunburn has a purple tint?

Sunburn: Discoloration of the skin after a burn may represent the outer layer of skin getting ready to peel off. Keep the skin hydrated, avoid further sun exposure, and do not peel the skin. ...Read more

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I am experiencing sunburn and it has a blue/purple undertone, is this bad? What does it mean? It is extremely painful!

I am experiencing sunburn and it has a blue/purple undertone, is this bad? What does it mean? It is extremely painful!

See below:: Blue purple undertone is not a cause for concern. You may consult this site for home treatment for sun burn:
http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/tc/sunburn-home-treatment#1
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Can sunburn cause foot swelling?

Can sunburn cause foot swelling?

Possible: Sunburn to the feet can cause swelling as the skin heals. It's definitely possible. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I need sunburn pain relief. I have a very bad sunburn on my feet, and it hurts even to walk.?

I need sunburn pain relief. I have a very bad sunburn on my feet, and it hurts even to walk.?

Cool compresses: Apply cool compresses, sunburn cream and take an Aspirin if it doesn't conflict with any medicines you are on. ...Read more