Emergency Preparedness

Usually self-diagnosable
Symptoms include red, painful, itchy skin that’s hot to the touch. Skin may also blister.

People may experience:
Skin: flakiness, peeling, rashes, roughness, warmness, red spots, or redness
Also common: blistering, itching, or swelling
For informational purposes only. Consult your local medical authority for advice.
Sources: Mayo Clinic and others. Learn more

What are the symptoms of a sunburn?

  • Redness.
  • Swelling of the skin.
  • Pain.
  • Blisters.
  • Fever.
  • Chills.
  • Weakness, confusion, or faintness.
  • Dry, itching, and peeling skin days after the burn.
  • Try these self-care tips for sunburn relief:
    1. Take a pain reliever.
    2. Cool the skin.
    3. Apply a moisturizer, lotion or gel.
    4. Drink extra water for a day.
    5. Leave blisters alone.
    6. Treat peeling skin gently.
    7. Take an anti-itch drug.
    8. Apply a soothing medicated cream.
    9. Consult your local medical authority for advice.
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