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Sunburned Scalp Itchy
Scalp got sunburned and now is peeling and itchy like crazy. What can I do to help with the itch and the peeling? My hair looks white from the peeling
Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it. Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin (beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body. Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn. Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more
I have rash for over month over stomach and back small dots. I also have rash looks like sunburn on cheeks forehead and scalp. It is very itchy. Help?
Dermatologist: For a long standing rash, that is widespread and itchy, you need to see a dermatologist. ...Read more
Aloe Barbadensis: (aloe vera) can reduce redness, pain, itching ; swelling from a burn. It has anesthetic, anti-inflammatory ; antibacterial / antifungal qualities. It speeds burn healing by stimulating new skin growth. You can also place cool, moist compresses over the skin. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories ; Acetaminophen can be very helpful. Benedryl can be used for itching. Hydrate well ; don't peel off any >. ...Read more
Sunburn: Many times after getting a sunburn skin peels and becomes very itchy. In a more extreme case, an individual can develop a histamine based reaction to sunlight called solar urticarial. Treatment includes topical or oral antihistamines such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and cool compresses. Don't irritate the skin further by shaving or rubbing the region. Use a soft towel. Can also use calamine lotion or silvadene ...Read more
My face has come up all red and itchy, looks like sunburn but I haven't changed my beauty regime or been out in the sun.
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. There are several reasons for this problem. You can get your answer by physically seeing the dermatologist. ...Read more
Salve: Applying aloe vera can help. You may benefit more from salves that have Hydrocortisone in them. There are other otc treatments that have some numbing medicine in them as well. At night you might want to take an antihistamine to allow you to have better rest. You may need to see your doctor if you aren't getting any relief. Make sure you rehydrate your skin w/ water & emollients that absorbs well. ...Read more
Sunburn: Tylenol (acetaminophen) or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Cool compresses ; aloe vera applied directly from the plant to the affected area. Aloe vera (aloe barbadensis) can reduce redness, pain, itching ; swelling from a burn. It has anesthetic, anti-inflammatory ; antibacterial / antifungal qualities. Hope you feel less itchy soon. ...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
There are several over the counter remedies available for sunburns. Bendryl can relieve itching.
OH YES!: Tanning beds are dangerous! 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 sxs within several days. ...Read more
Sunburn: Yes, it is safe to apply aloe gel overnight for sunburns. If you are having an allergic reaction, however, aloe gel will not help. You should take an anti-histamine such as diphenhydramine instead which should reduce the itching and rash. If this does not help, or you develop facial swelling, trouble breathing, or the rash spreads to other areas, you should seek immediate medical attention. ...Read more
My back is itchy and it is starting to get bad and I recently had bad sunburn and I don't know how to make it stop. Please help me?
Sun burn: You need to buy hydrocortison 1% and apply on your back and try to moisturize your back with a lotion in between ...Read more
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
There is this mild, itchy sunburn on my arms, what should I do? If I stay out of the sun how can I make it go down faster?
See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...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?
Sulfameth/trimethoprim 800/160. My skin looks like a sunburn and is hot to the touch with itchiness. Should I discontinue or will I adjust to med?
At first it was just a sunburn but now painful and itchy blisters have developed all over my face. Should I worry? Are there and medicines to take?
Get it evaluated: If you have used any products on the face to treat the sunburn, you may have a reaction to them. You also may have given yourself a second degree sunburn. You need to take caution to prevent such severe sunburns in the future as it dramatically increases your risk of skin cancer. There may be some treatment options to help your recovery but you need to be seen first. ...Read more
Why do sunburns itch so badly? Is the skin trying to heal? I had mine for 2 wks wout much decrease in redness & itchiness should I c a doc, b worried
Yes: Sounds like something other than sunburn. Have you applied something to a sunburn? Something that might cause itch? Reason for Tegratol? Best see a dermatologist. Meanwhile, try a nice, long shower using Dove or Aveeno (oatmeal) cleanser, followed by vigorous rub-down using a ceremide cream such as Eucerin or Aveeno (oatmeal). ...Read more
There is redness on the front of my neck in the shape of a lg butterfly, no blisters, sunburn, itchiness or pain, I feel fine just shakey, what is it?
It is time for a Dr.: In a person who is "shakey", and has something in the shape of a large butterfly at the front of her neck... maybe the neck thing is not so much a rash but rather an enlarged thyroid gland... possibly with inflammation and putting out too much thyroid hormone. It is time to see one's primary care doctor, who may refer to an endocrinologist if indeed the thyroid gland is sick. ...Read more
My 3 year old has a sunburn-like rash on her forehead that she says is itchy but no other symptoms. It just came about this morning.
Observe her: Could it be sunburn? Does she have other symptoms? You can also try creams like aquaphor or eucerin or calendula for symptom relief. Is there rash anywhere else? Any other symptoms? If she has rash elsewhere and fever or stomach ache, sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea, then step throat is a possibility and have her seen. If it is just a rash, observe and see if it improves or worsens. ...Read more
What would cause a red itchy rash in my pubic area? When I take my underwear off it looks like I have a sunburn where my underwear covers
This may be a simple: fungus infection (jock itch) but to be certain you should see a health care professional. Treatment with any of the over the counter medications in the anti fungal aisle should be effective but a health care professional may be able to provide you with a prescription anti fungal that would be more effective. ...Read more
My eyelid looks and feels like I got a sunburn there but I haven't been in the sun. It's ]very red, itchy and kind of swollen. What is this?
Blepharitis?: It could be a local inflammation of your eyelid, termed blepharitis. Pl see attached link for additional details. You may also have allergies whch can have eye-related symptoms. I would use Zyrtec (cetirizine) and saline ophthalmic solution to wash the affected eye. If the symptoms persist for 48 hrs, you should see your primary physician. Feel better! ...Read more
A couple red flat lesions in chest and abdomen area come n go when I sweat becomes darker in color (red) what can it be? Itchy n sunburn feeling
http://archderm. Jamanetwork. Com/article. Aspx? Articleid=522489
My face is sunburned. It is really dry and I can see the dry skin. It is also really tight, itchy and burning. What should I do? Can I apply aloe?
https://www. Aad. Org/public/kids/skin/skin-cancer/treating-sunburn