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Ouch, how do I make a sun burn better? My skin feels like leather from a day outside with no sun block. What can I do about the pain? Will i get blisters if i don't have them already?

Ouch, how do I make a sun burn better? My skin feels like leather from a day outside with no sun block. What can I do about the pain?  Will i get blisters if i don't have them already?

SImple Burn Care: 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. Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring . Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Breaux
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Burns (Definition)

To the skin and possibly deeper structures. 1st-degree is into the epidermis, or top layer of the skin. 2nd-degree is into the dermis, or bottom layer of the skin. 3rd-degree is all the way through the skin. 4th-degree is into deeper ...Read more


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Is it possible to have herpes virus somewhere other than your mouth get the clusters of blisters that burn my skin about 2 days before they appear bend a appear and disappear to be filled with fluid and really do not discriminate where they go

Is it possible to have herpes virus somewhere other than your mouth get the clusters of blisters that burn my skin about 2 days before they appear bend a appear and disappear to be filled with fluid and really do not discriminate where they go

Sure it is: Herpes simplex type 1 or 2 can infect many different places on the body. Herpes zoster (shingles) can appear as blisters on many different places in different people. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can evaluate to determine the type of virus and offer treatment. ...Read more

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After 10 min of sun my skin gets blisters that burn & itch & are filled :-/ my forhead-neck-hands & lower legs get then- reminds me of water blisters?

After 10 min of sun my skin gets blisters that burn & itch & are filled :-/ my  forhead-neck-hands & lower legs get then- reminds me of water blisters?

Photosensitivity: You are having a photosensitivity reaction to something either external like a photocontact dermatitis or a reaction to a photosensitive internal condition which needs to be evaluated. See your dermatilogist. ...Read more

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Its has been five days after my histofreeze, burn skin is getting small blisters, why is that? Will my scarring will stay red?

Its has been five days after my histofreeze, burn skin is getting small blisters, why is that? Will my scarring will stay red?

This is normal: Typically after freezing, the treated skin will blister or scab up within a few days. The swelling may be worse two or three days after treatment. The scab will come off in a week or two, leaving a pink scar. The pinkness takes another few weeks to fade, leaving either a pale area or hopefully no scar. If the redness seems extreme or the area becomes painful and swollen that can mean infection. ...Read more

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I have a burn. From the salt and ice challenge. It covers a huge area of my leg and it's really red. And it's starting to get a bunch of mini blisters?

I have a burn. From the salt and ice challenge. It covers a huge area of my leg and it's really red. And it's starting to get a bunch of mini blisters?

ER ASAP: I am concerned that you might have cellulitis. This could be a strep or staph infection and might develop into sepsis. The mini blisters might be a form of infection that is developing as well as the indication from the redness. Get it looked and probably will need antibiotics. Best wishes ...Read more

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I had a 2nd degree burn 16 days ago. Blister was punctured by the doctor on day 5. Subsequent skin grown back started to peel off now. is it normal?

I had a 2nd degree burn 16 days ago. Blister was punctured by the doctor on day 5. Subsequent skin grown back started to peel off now. is it normal?

Yes: The time for new skin under the blister is about right..let the old skin peel off normally ! Don't "help" it! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Would it be typical for burn blisters to get bigger after a few days?

Would it be typical for burn blisters to get bigger after a few days?

Burns: Burn blisters can get larger as a result of the tissue response to the burn injury. Burn blisters may need to be drained and debrided. Proper burn wound care is necessary to prevent infection and to minimize scarring and loss of function. Unless the burn is very small you should seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Is there a way to get a burn you heal in less than a week? It is small the sizeof a blister I have a function on thursday and don't wantpeople to see

Is there a way to get a burn you heal in less than a week? It is small the sizeof a blister I have a function on thursday and don't wantpeople to see

Healing rates: The key to rapid healing is to avoid things that slow it down. The area should be protected from the air and from trauma, minimize stressed to the area by putting it at rest if possible. Avoid medicines that slow down healing like Motrin or advil. Depending on the size and extent of the burn, it may heal by that time. ...Read more

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Popped a white blister from a burn on accident. Could it get infected?

Quick fix: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more

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What to do with a raw skin burn blister?

What to do with a raw skin burn blister?

Do not pop it: Protect it and try to keep it from breaking. If it does rupture dres it with a non stick dressing large enough to cover the area, if signs of infection then develop see your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Philip Miller
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Blistering (Definition)

Blistering is a bubble of skin filled with fluid. They can occur to excessive rubbing (as with a new pair of ...Read more