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Sunburn Treatment Questions and Answers

If you are suffering from a sunburn, whether it be minor to severe. Visit AFC Urgent Care Tyrone St. Petersburg today to get treatment for your sunburn symptoms. Our medical care professionals will be able to provide you top-rated treatment and help you on your way to healing. Walk-In or Call us today. We are located at 2241 66th St N St Petersburg FL 33710.

Sunburn Treatment Near Me in Tyrone St. Petersburg, FL

What is a sunburn exactly?

A sunburn happens unexpectedly and usually without warning. Sunburns can feel painful, too hot to the touch and look very red. Sunburns easily occur if an individual is under the ultraviolet light from either sunshine or artificial sources like sunlamps for too long.

Intense UV light exposure that is repeated can result in a sunburn or increase the risk of other skin damage including dark spots, rough spots, and dry or wrinkled skin. Sunburns can also raise the risk of skin cancers such as melanoma.

You can easily prevent sunburns from occurring as well as other related skin conditions connected to sunburns by protecting your skin. This is especially important if you are outdoors regardless if you feel cold or if the day is cloudier.

What are the degrees of sunburn?

If skin is exposed it can become sunburnt from the ultraviolet light from the sun or artificial sources and can often burn parts of the body like your earlobes, scalp and even your lips. Even if you try to cover up your body, it can still sometimes become burned, this happens if your clothing is made of a loose weave, or allows ultraviolet light through it.

Sunburns are classified as a first degree or second-degree sunburn, and it will depend on the depth and size of skin that was sunburned.

First degree sunburns occur when the skin’s outer later becomes damaged from a sunburn, however it may heal itself and this usually happens within a few days.

Anyone who may be suffering from first degree sunburns may notice the following skin symptoms appearing, usually within a few hours after exposure to ultraviolet light:

  • Redness
  • Warm or tight feeling
  • Swelling or blistering
  • Soreness

After 3-8 days, you will notice some peeling happening to your skin. Other symptoms you may notice from first degree sunburns like headaches, raised body temperature, fatigue and nausea.

Second degree sunburns usually happens when the ultraviolet sunlight has the ability to penetrate the skin’s outer layer and begins damaging the layer beneath what is called the dermis.

Healing from a second-degree sunburn can take anywhere from a week to several weeks to completely heal and may require medical treatment. Anyone suffering from second degree sunburns may notice the following symptoms:

  • Skin that is showing as deep red
  • Swelling and/or blistering over a larger area of the body
  • Wet looking or even shiny skin
  • Painful
  • White discoloration within the burned area of your bodies top layer

Second degree sunburns can take several weeks to heal, and will usually require urgent medical treatment to help with burns by applying cream and burn dressings. If you are showing symptoms of a second-degree sunburn, immediately visit AFC Urgent Care Tyrone St. Petersburg or your local emergency room for treatment.

How do you know when a sunburn is serious?

You will be able to see the signs and symptoms affecting you from a sunburn, however the severity of the sunburn will differ from person to person. AFC Urgent Care Tyrone St. Petersburg offers sunburn treatment to individuals dealing with first degree and second-degree sunburn, get your sunburn symptoms checked out by one of our medical staff today. The symptoms you need to be looking out for the most if you have second-degree sunburn and will need immediate medical attention will include:

  • Raised body temperature
  • Feeling hot and shivery
  • Exhausted
  • Dizzy
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Muscle cramping
  • Confused
  • Seizures
  • Slurred speech
  • Fast breathing or a rapid pulse

If a baby or child has a severe sunburn, they should also visit our healthcare professionals for further medical advice and treatment. As the sunburn to them can cause extensive external as well as internal damage.

Should I go to urgent care for a sunburn?

If you or someone you know is showing signs or symptoms of a sunburn, visit AFC Urgent Care Tyrone St. Petersburg today for sunburn treatment. We will be able to offer top-quality medical care treatment and get you on your way to healing and rest faster. We are located at 2241 66th St N St Petersburg FL 33710. We serve patients from Tyrone St. Petersburg, FL, Safety Harbor FL, Clearwater FL, Dunedin FL, Pinellas Park FL, Seminole FL and Largo, FL.


2241 66th St N,
St. Petersburg, FL 33710

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