While they may seem like a temporary discomfort, sunburns are actually dangerous conditions that can lead to long-term skin problems, including skin cancer. While prevention is the best way to protect your skin from both damage and discomfort, knowing how to recognize and treat the symptoms of sunburn can provide relief. In the video below, a dermatologist describes the problems associated with sunburn and recommends at-home treatments for enhanced comfort.
Just as its name implies, a sunburn is an actual burn to the skin that is caused by the sun. Symptoms include redness, blistering, pain, itchiness, and irritation. Moisturizing is a good way to help heal the skin and provide comfort. You should see your dermatologist for treatment and to screen for skin cancer if you've suffered a severe burn or prolonged exposure to the sun.
To learn more about protecting and treating your skin from a sunburn, contact Advanced Dermatology today. The dermatologists at Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery can assist you with all of your cosmetic or clinical skincare needs. Immediate appointments are available at one of our Tampa offices. To locate an office or doctor near you, please visit Advanced Dermatology online or call us today at (866) 400-3376.