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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 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

Relax: It will resolve in a few days. Meanwhile use a conditioner rinse after soaking in shower. Next time out in your yacht, wear your HAT, look for the shade, use sunscreen spray on scalp, use sun glasses. Go skinny-dipping at night.

Scalp (Definition)

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


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How to get rid of this annoying itchy sunburn?

How to get rid of this annoying itchy sunburn?

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 >.

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Skin is really itchy at night after sunburn stopped hurting?

Skin is really itchy at night after sunburn stopped hurting?

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

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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.

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.

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How do you sooth extremely itchy sunburn?

How do you sooth extremely itchy sunburn?

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.

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I've got a very itchy sunburn. Any advice?

I've got a very itchy sunburn. Any advice?

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.

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Skin is feeling itchy a month after sunburn, help?

Skin is feeling itchy a month after sunburn, help?

Hydrate well w water: Antihistamines can be used for itching. Moisturize skin. Aloe vera straight from the plant helps w healing.

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I gpt a sunburn and all my body is itchy I can't stop scratching my body what should I do?

I gpt a sunburn and all my body is itchy I can't stop scratching my body what should I do?

Sunburn itch: There are several over the counter remedies available for sunburns. Bendryl can relieve itching.

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What can I use to treat a sunburn-like, itchy rash?

What can I use to treat a sunburn-like, itchy rash?

See a dermatologist: Get a diagnosis. Aloe will do no more than any other lubricant. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will not help your itch. Be careful of benadryl: it is a sleeping pill which should only be used at bedtime. Meanwhile try Hydrocortisone cream.

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Itchy rash after getting sunburned, is this normal?

Itchy rash after getting sunburned, is this normal?

Burn or allergy: Dry skin can itch and an allergic reaction to a tanning lotion can itch, did you apply any? Moisturize your skin daily to soothe it.

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How to treat this super itchy sunburn from tanning bed?

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.

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Can I apply aloe gel overnight? My fac is kinda itchy maybe because of allergic or sunburn

Can I apply aloe gel overnight? My fac is kinda itchy maybe because of allergic or sunburn

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.

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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?

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

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45 year old female. Scaly itchy sunburn like rash on both sides of the neck what is it?

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.

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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?

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.

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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?

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?

May be allergic rash: Sunburn rash should have subsided by now. It may be due to allergy or fungal infection. your doctor may decide the treatment after examining your rash or see dermatologist. Application of 1% hydrocortisone cream may help.

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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?

Allergic reaction: This sounds like a allergic reaction to the antibiotic. I would stop the medicine right away and call the doctor who prescribed it to see if they want you to take something else.

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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.

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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