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What should you do about really bad sunburn with blisters?

What should you do about really bad sunburn with blisters?

symptomatic sunburn: Sunburn is caused by radiation injuring the skin which causes inflammation. The blisters are actually fluid leaking from injured tissues that stay below the skin. Tricks to reducing the symptoms are to take anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin and advil, (ibuprofen) and minimizing any trauma to the skin. There are good over-the-counter products with Benzocaine that reduce the pain temporarily. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Really bad sunburn with blisters. Will it turn to a tan?

Really bad sunburn with blisters. Will it turn to a tan?

Don't count on it.: Keep sunburn cool w 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 med care for severe pain, fever, lack of improvement of sxs w/i several days or if a large surface area is blistered. Drink h2o. ...Read more

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How to relieve the pain of bad sunburn with blisters?

How to relieve the pain of bad sunburn with blisters?

Cold compresses: Wet cold compresses or immersing in cool or cold water can markedly decrease pain from burns. ...Read more

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I got a bad sunburn with blisters, now i can't bend knee and foot is swollen; it's difficult to walk. Knee and thigh area looks bruised.

I got a bad sunburn with blisters, now i can't bend knee and foot is swollen; it's difficult to walk. Knee and thigh area looks bruised.

GET CHECKED OUT!: This is concerning - you had second degree burns and now have complications of decreased range of motion, swelling and pain with weight bearing. While these may all just be results of the burn, it is also possible that there is a secondary infection, and if you ignore this at this point could turn into a disaster. Have it checked out today...... ...Read more

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I have got really bad sunburn and my skin is blistering should I be worried?

I have got really bad sunburn and my skin is blistering should I be worried?

Sunburn: Yes you should be worried and you must go to the nearest Emergency facility to begin to help you control the blistering. Won't get better overnight but will get better over time. Don't forget to put cream on when you are in the sun. ...Read more

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I'm 20, had about 3 bad sunburns as a kid. No blistering, just red and very painful to move. Skin peeled. Can I reverse the damage? I'm very concerned

I'm 20, had about 3 bad sunburns as a kid. No blistering, just red and very painful to move. Skin peeled. Can I reverse the damage? I'm very concerned

Skin exams: you certainly should make it a practice to use sun screen now. Also do monthly skin exams to look for changes in your skin, this involves a full length mirror and hand mirrors. Any changes should be checked out by your doctor. You are wise to start now. I had a first cousin die in his early 40s from a melanoma. He spent his early years in Fiji getting lots of sun. ...Read more

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I got very bad sunburn three days ago and got very bad blisters over my face. Today almost all of my skin has peeled off. My face is very red?

I got very bad sunburn three days ago and got very bad blisters over my face. Today almost all of my skin has peeled off. My face is very red?

If a large portion: of the face was blistered - I would have recommended medical evaluation. Sometimes applying aloe vera straight from the plant can help to expedite burn healing. ...Read more

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I got a bad sunburn 5 days ago and I just worked out. Now my skin is covered in tiny little blisters and my tan is starting to peel.what should I do?

I got a bad sunburn 5 days ago and I just worked out. Now my skin is covered in tiny little blisters and my tan is starting to peel.what should I do?

Sunburn: Two options: 1: Go to the pharmacy and see what they recommend. 2: If that is not your idea please set up an appointment to see your primary doctor. Hope all goes well. ...Read more

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I had very bad sunburn on my legs to the point of it blistering and bleeding, now I have what looks like a freckle that's never been there before.

I had very bad sunburn on my legs to the point of it blistering and bleeding, now I have what looks like a freckle that's never been there before.

Wait until your: sunburn heals, and if the freckle persists, show it to your doctor. Any pigmented skin lesion is suspicious for a melanoma, especially if it is new or enlarging. ...Read more

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