Sunburn is when too much sun exposure makes the skin red, painful, and hot to touch. Frequent sunburns can increase your risk of wrinkles, dark spots, skin cancer, and rough spots.

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What causes a white patch with rashes on the skin?

Query: Hi doctor, I got some white patch with rashes. I feel it sometime itchy. It is the same for last two weeks neither increasing nor decreasing. Applied face cream and cow ghee. I have attached the photos for your reference.  Read Full »

Dr. Chaitra. P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the information provided. It most likely appears to be sunburn as seen in the photograph (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You could apply DesOwen (Desonide) mild potent steroid cream twice a day for five days. Alo...  Read Full »

Why do I get rashes when I stay out in the sun for long?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 21 year old male. Whenever I stay in the sun for a long time, my skin starts itching. Why is that?  Read Full »

Dr. Meha Malhotra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are most probably suffering from photoallergy. Whenever you go out, use a sunscreen with SPF 15 or more. Apply it 20 minutes before going out and then reapply every four hours if you stay in the sun for very long. Start taking oral chewable vitamin C tablets for a...  Read Full »

Please suggest a solution for sunburn.

Query: Hi doctor, Someone suggested me to apply baking soda over the sunburn. So, I have applied baking soda on the face. The skin around my eyes is getting dark, wrinkles and has some pain also. Also, suggest me some medicine to get rid of sunburn. Please suggest me some cream to get rid of this fast.  Read Full »

Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern and I have reviewed your photographs (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). You have developed irritant contact dermatitis to baking soda. You should wash your face with plain water only and avoid using soap till the reac...  Read Full »

What can be done for sunburn and swelling of legs and feet?

Query: Hello doctor, I have sunburns and my legs are swollen. What am I supposed to do now?  Read Full »

Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Sunburns or solar burns can be treated as follows: Do cold compresses. Avoid going to hot areas. Do not wear synthetic clothing or very tight clothes. Wear loose-fitting cotton clothes. Dip your legs or feet in the warm saline water at night. Keep your leg elevat...  Read Full »

I have a dull facial skin tone due to sunburn and tanning. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have dull facial skin due to sunburn and tanning. Can you please give me some suggestions to improve my facial skin color and make it similar to the skin color of my neck and other body parts?Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Facial hyperpigmentation may be due to multiple factors, including genetic susceptibility, climate factors, excessive sun exposure, vitamin deficiencies, dietary factors, excess oil and sebum secretion, dryness, eczema,...  Read Full »

Why do I look 40 years old when I am only 29?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 29 year old male, who looks like a 40 year old. I have aged very poorly. What caused this to happen? What can I do to look my proper age?  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Early aging can be a consequence of multiple factors. The most important ones are sun exposure, poor nutrition, improper sleep, bad lifestyle habits, and poor regular care of the skin. Excessive sun exposure damages the normal texture of the skin by altering the co...  Read Full »

I had a red blood-type spot on right side of my nose that resolved in a week. Could it be cancer?

Query: Hi, Last week I noticed a small, blood-type spot on the right side of my nose. It has not gone away in over a week. I am in the sun a lot but put a lot of sunscreen on my nose. I have had actinic keratosis on my nose in the past. Could it be cancerous?  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. It is nothing serious. I have these suggestions for you- 1. You can use 2 % Nadibact cream (Nadifloxacin) twice daily for ten days. 2. You must use a photostable sunscreen daily at 9 AM, 12 PM, and 3 PM for two month...  Read Full »

Will I have serious skin conditions if I take the tablet Doxycycline before going out in the sun?

Query: Hello doctor, I started taking the tablet Doxycycline, and I am aware of its effects on exposure to sunlight. Today I have been in the sun for a long time, so I opted to be treated at home rather than in the morning. I would like to know if I will have any serious skin conditions if I start taking t...  Read Full »

Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Exceeding the recommended dosage may result in an increased incidence of side effects. Photosensitivity or sensitivity to light exposure, manifested by an exaggerated sunburn reaction, has been observed in some individuals who have taken the tablet Doxycycline. If yo...  Read Full »

Being appointed as a cop, I fear skin cancer as I will be working under the sun all day. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have been appointed as a cop. I am happy, but I am in an increased state of panic. As I will be working under the sun all day, I fear skin cancer. Are there any tips to avoid skin cancer even though I am exposed to the sun for the whole day? What are the preventive measures to follow?...  Read Full »

Dr. Nidhin Varghese

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I suggest you use a good sunscreen with an SPF (sun protection factor) of 50. You can use vitamin C and Niacinamide based serums at night.  Read Full »

Is it necessary to consult a doctor for sunburn blisters?

Query: Hi doctor, Do I need to visit a doctor for small sunburn blisters?  Read Full »

Dr. Meha Malhotra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to To help you better, I need to know a few more details. How many lesions do you have? Also, tell me their duration and size. Are the lesions itchy? In which part of the body is it present? If you could send a photo, it will be helpful. Revert back with ...  Read Full »

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