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How long for badly sunburned lips to heal?

How long for badly sunburned lips to heal?

Depends: Healing time for a first degree burn is usually < 1week. Healing time for a second degree burn may be up to 3 weeks. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sunburn (Definition)

Sunburn is an intense inflammatory response to excessive sun exposure. It actually represents the body's reaction to tissue damage ...Read more


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How can you treat blistered sunburned lips?

How can you treat blistered sunburned lips?

Apply Aloe vera: Keep sunburn cool with moist cool/cold compresses. Avoid alcohol containing products. Break off pieces of aloe vera plant & apply sap to lips. 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

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Prescription needed for sunburned lips?

Depends on severity: Depending on the severity of the burn, a mild sun burn may be treated locally with over the counter creams/meds. Whereas a more severe burn may require rx medications. Best wishes. ...Read more

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When sunburned lips wont heal steroids?

When sunburned lips wont heal steroids?

See a doctor if...: your sunburned lips have not healed in 10 days. A burn that lasts longer than this (on the lips) is a serious injury and needs formal medical care. A good place to get information is your local burn center. You can find a list of verified burn centers at the American Burn Association website: http://www.ameriburn.org/verification_verifiedcenters.php ...Read more

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How do you heal the swelling of sunburned lips and eyes?

How do you heal the swelling of sunburned lips and eyes?

Sunburn: Unfortunately, nothing heals a burn, but time. You can help the symptoms with cool compresses to the eyes, lip balm and Ibuprofen. Don't forget the sunscreen, next time!! ...Read more

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I sunburned my lips bad! It hurts and I need relief.

I sunburned my lips bad! It hurts and I need relief.

SUNBURNED LIPS: YOU HAVE A FIRE. YOU HAVE A FIRE. YOU PUT A FIRE OUT WITH WATER. SOAK YOUR LIPS IN WARM WARM WATER TWO OR THREE HOURS FOR TEN TO FIFTEEN MINUTES EACH TIME. GET A HANKIE AND SOAK IT IN WATER AND APPLY IT TO YOUR LIPS, DONT PUT ANY CREAMS OR OINTMENTS ON YOUR LIPS (EXCEPT ZINC OXIDE). AT BEDTIME, AFTER THE SOAKS, PUT ON SOME ZINC OXIDE. ...Read more

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How can you prevent and cure a sunburn around lips?

USE SPF 50 Lip Salve: To prevent sunburn, us a 50 spf sunblock frequently during the day as a lip salve. A large hat may also help keep the sun off from the lower lip. ...Read more

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I have a scally lesion on my bottom lip, I have had it for about 9 months and it won't go away, I have had bad sunburn on my lips in the past .

I have a scally lesion on my bottom lip, I have had it for about 9 months and it won't go away, I have had bad sunburn on my lips in the past .

Please get it checke: It could be a pre-cancer or cancerous lesion since it won't go away. Either, if caught early, can be easily treated. ...Read more

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Causes for swollen lips sunburn or crab?

Causes for swollen lips sunburn or crab?

Many reasons: Sunburn or various types of trauma could cause your lips to swell, have a dentist do a thorough exam and document your symptoms and even take pictures. If not resolved in 7-10 days there may be a more serious issue and you may be referred to a a specialist. ...Read more