Sunburn Blisters

Sunburn is the process of reddening of the skin due to exposure to powerful Ultraviolet rays of the Sun. The skin color changes gradually changing into bright red or pink and there may be some lesions or blisters on the affected area. Unfortunately there is no cut-short treatment to the sunburn blister like other diseases. The damage done to the skin is permanent and any type of remedy can try to reduce the symptoms only.

How do Sunburn Blisters are Formed?

When the body is exposed to sunlight for prolonged time the body’s defense mechanism gets exhausted because of the powerful UV rays of the sun. Hence the skin gets reddish which later forms few blisters or bumps on the affected area.

Exposure to sunlight is the only reason for getting blisters or sunburn. People who are fair complexioned and those who have dry skin type are more prone to develop sunburn blisters than others. Hence it is imperative to protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun.

Symptoms :

Initial symptoms may not appear for few hours after exposure to sunlight. You have to wait for one day or two for the signs to appear. The skin becomes red and tender and becomes warm to touch. Subsequently blisters may develop and some people may get fever or chills. There may be skin rashes or peeling of the skin in the affected area which may take several days or weeks for heal. Some people may develop burning sensation on the skin after few hours.

You may feel pain in the surface of the skin that is affected by sunlight. Acute sun exposure may cause skin cancer which is serious and life-threatening.

Though the symptoms would heal after few weeks, the damage done to the skin is permanent. In case of severe sunburn, skin starts blistering away from the surface.

Treatment :

Before knowing the treatment, you should know that it takes quite a lot of time for the skin to recover from the damage. Even few hours of exposure to bright sunlight can cause irreparable damage to the skin.

Many people think that they will not get sunburn blisters unless they roam in heavy sunlight outdoors. But they do not know that UV rays can penetrate the clouds and reach the skin even without a sunny day.

Sunburn can better be prevented than treated. First you should not prick or pop the blisters and doing so can increase the chance of spreading the infection.

Simple home remedies can be useful to treat the blisters. You can apply a wet towel over the affected area. Try applying Aloe Vera cream or any moisturizing lotion on the area. Avoid using cosmetics of any type on your face or hands.

In case of blisters formation, allow it to dry up quickly. If required, you can cover them up with gauze. In case you have burning pain, you can take Ibuprofen or any other painkiller.

When the skin starts peeling out, treat it gently. Avoid rubbing the skin and you can apply only moisturizing cream on the area. Actually skin is trying to cure the infection by replacing it with another new layer and gently removing the upper (infected) layer.

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Prevention :

Do not go out during the peak hours (10 AM-4PM) of sunlight. In case you need to go, wear protective clothing completely masking your face and hands. Never leave any area of your skin exposed to direct sunlight.

Apply sunscreen lotion that contains SPF liberally on your face and hands before going out. Do not drive or walk continuously in sunlight. Take a break of 10-15 minutes in shady place.

Wear a hat and wear sunglasses for protecting your eyes.

Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.

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