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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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I got red marks after going to the beach. Is this vitiligo?

Query: Hello doctor, After I spent a day at the beach, I noticed red marks along my shoulders, arms, and chest that looked like sunburns. After a couple of days, though those spots turned brown, and the rest of my body looked like it had not tanned. I was wondering if this could be vitiligo or something e...  Read Full »

Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You seem to have got Berloque dermatitis (those reddish-brown patches) (attachment removed to protect patient identity) due to sun exposure after some perfume or fragrance or plant contact on the skin (phytophotodermatitis) which typically causes these irregular and od...  Read Full »

I got sunburned and sometimes it bleeds. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I did something very silly 10 days ago. I was outside all day without a sunscreen, so the tops of my breasts were exposed to the sun until 2:00 PM. I got a sunburn which is typical, as my skin type makes me prone to it. Usually, it subsides within a week, if not less. However, this tim...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It seems you developed severe sunburn. Sunburn is a clinical reaction due to the acute effects of the sun's ultraviolet radiation (UVR) on the skin. I suggest using normal saline or 1:10,000 dilution potassium permanganate compresses or soaks to wash away serous discha...  Read Full »

What could be a senseless dry patch on neck which does not subside on antifungal?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 19-year-old male. I am active and never had any serious condition of unhealthiness. As a part of the ongoing project, I had to work for almost 14 days in the burning hot sun. When I returned home, I identified white spots on my face and quickly searched the internet for a narrow ...  Read Full »

Dr. Naik Dessai Gauri Govind

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen the pictures. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The condition in the picture is not tinea versicolor at the moment. This is skin thickening as a result of allergy to sun exposure. This is quiet common in the neck area. You must use a good qua...  Read Full »

I got some white patch with rashes. Please help.

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. Along with this, also u...  Read Full »

Is it advisable to use Kojivit gel for the dark spot caused by sunburn?

Query: Hello doctor,Due to the use of Skinlite, I have sunburn on my face and now it looks like the dark spot. But I am using Kojivit gel for a dark spot. Is Kojivit gel good for the dark spot?  Read Full »

Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You must use a broad-spectrum sunscreen throughout the day. Reapply every 2 to 3 hours. Sun protection is important to treat facial pigmentation. At night you may use a Kojic acid cream (Kojic acid, Lactokine Fluid, Axeloglicina) rather than Skinlite (Hydroquinone, M...  Read Full »

I have a lot of freckles on my face. What could be done?

Query: Hi doctor,I have lots of freckles on my face. A skin expert advised me to use a day cream from a reputed brand. But my skin becomes very oily after using it. Please advise me on a suitable cream.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. According to your description, it seems to be freckles or ephelides, which are common in individuals who get sunburned easily and do not tan. On the other hand, it is uncommon among people who have dark skin. You can use 30 percent trichloroac...  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 »

I have sunburn. Please suggest some remedies.

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 reacti...  Read Full »

Is getting moles in chest area within short period a concerning issue?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27-year-old male. I have never had an increase in moles, except for the past two weeks I have had over 50 show up on my chest. In the past two months, I moved from one country to another, and a month ago, I had a really bad sunburn in Indonesia.  Read Full »

Dr. Subhash Kashyap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Moles are genetic collection of melanocytes which go through a cycle of emerging in childhood then become darker and fade by middle ages. In fair skin up to 50 are normal more than that increase the risk for skin cancer. And change in size, symmetry, color, symptoms als...  Read Full »

My skin is darkened due to sun exposure. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am currently dealing with a sun-induced darkening on my face and neck that does not match my natural skin tone. I am determined to return my skin to its original, lighter complexion that I had before my sun exposure. What should be my next course of action? Please help. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. I suggest the following: Minimize direct sunlight exposure by wearing sunglasses, caps, and covering exposed skin. Apply sunscreen three times a day, at around 10 a.m., 12 p.m., and 3 p.m., covering your entire face...  Read Full »

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