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Will these painful sun rashes scar my skin?
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Dr. Kevin O'neil
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Depends on how bad
A sunburn is just that, a burn.
Burns can be classified as 1st, 2nd, or 3rd degree. A mild sunburn, 1st degree, will get red and sore but will probably heal without scarring. A severe sunburn is like a 2nd degree burn with blistering of the skin. This more often can lead to freckling or scarring. Overexposure to the sun, regardless of burning, increases your risk of skin cancer later in life.

In brief: Depends on how bad
A sunburn is just that, a burn.
Burns can be classified as 1st, 2nd, or 3rd degree. A mild sunburn, 1st degree, will get red and sore but will probably heal without scarring. A severe sunburn is like a 2nd degree burn with blistering of the skin. This more often can lead to freckling or scarring. Overexposure to the sun, regardless of burning, increases your risk of skin cancer later in life.
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Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: No
But the can cause cancer over time.

In brief: No
But the can cause cancer over time.
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