Sunburns at Pediatric Urgent Care in Orlando, FL
When your skin is exposed to the sunlight for a certain length of time, depending on the type of skin, it will eventually begin to turn red and irritated. The sun’s ultraviolet light penetrates the skin, causing it to damage. Sunburn is the most obvious sign that you have been exposed to the sun for too long.
When getting sunburnt, the skin turns red and begins to hurt. Also, the skin may begin to blister and can develop swelling. Depending on the person, getting sunburnt can cause a person to feel as if they have the flu—chills, fever, weak and lethargic. Within a few days after being exposed to the sun for a long period of time, the skin will start to peel and rid itself of sun-damaged skin.
A few ways to prevent sunburn is to use sunscreen and wear appropriate clothing—UV- blocking sunglasses and a broad-brimmed hat. There are also ways to relieve the pain after getting sunburnt, such as, applying aloe, taking a cool bath, staying hydrated, or even avoiding the sun until your skin is healed. Please feel free to talk to one of our friendly medical staff to schedule a visit.