Sunburn Treatment Clinic in Anaheim CA
Sunburns can be extremely dangerous, if you are showing signs or symptoms of sunburn, walk into SoCal Urgent Care today to get diagnosed and treated for your sunburn. Contact us during our business hours, or simply walk in. We are conveniently located at 710 South Brookhurst St, Anaheim, CA 92804 (less than 3 miles from Disneyland).
Table of Contents:
What is sunburn exactly?
What are the degrees of sunburn?
How do you know when sunburn is serious?
Should I go to urgent care for sunburn?
Sunburns can happen easily, and without warning. Sunburns are seen as being red on the skin, painful to the individuals who are dealing with sunburn and can feel hot to the touch. It appears when you have been under the sun and are exposed to the ultraviolet light from sunshine or artificial sources like sunlamps from sun tanning beds. It appears over a few hours of being over exposed to the ultraviolet light.
The intense repeated exposure to UV light usually results in sunburn can will increase the risk of other skin damage including dark spots, rough spots, and dry or wrinkled skin. It also raises the changes of risk for skin cancer like melanoma.
You can prevent sunburns however and other related conditions that are connected to sunburns by protecting your skin from ultraviolet light. This is especially important to do when you are outdoors, regardless if the day feels cool, has a wind or even cloudy.
Any skin that is exposed can become sunburnt from the ultraviolet light from the sun or artificial sources and can burn parts of your body like your earlobes, scalp, and even lips. Even if you try to cover up, sometimes you can still get a burn if your clothing is made with a loose weave or allows ultraviolet light to pass through it.
Sunburns are classified as first- or second degree, depending on the depth and size of the skin that was affected.
First-degree sunburns occur when the skin’s outer layer is damaged by sunburn; however, it usually heals on its own within a few days, and it helps if you treat it with aloe vera.
Anyone suffering from first-degree sunburns may notice the following skin symptoms appearing, usually within 4 hours after exposure to too much sunlight:
– Warm or tight feeling
– Swelling or blistering
After about 3-8 days, you may start to notice some peeling happening on your skin. Other symptoms you may notice from first-degree sunburns are headaches, raised body temperature, fatigue, and nausea.
Second-degree sunburn happens when ultraviolet sunlight has the opportunity to penetrate the skin’s outer layer and begin damaging the layer beneath which is called the dermis.
It can take anywhere from a week to a few weeks to completely heal and will also 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
– White discoloration within the burned area of your body’s top layer
Second-degree sunburns usually take several weeks to heal and usually require urgent medical treatment to help with the burns by applying cream and burn dressings. If you are showing symptoms, immediately visit SoCal Urgent Care for treatment.
If you are showing signs of second-degree sunburn, which is considered the most severe case of sunburn you can receive, you should visit SoCal Urgent Care to have your skin checked out and treated. The symptoms you need to start looking for when it comes to second-degree sunburn and which will require immediate medical attention can include:
– Raised temperature
– Feeling hot and may shiver
– Muscle cramps
– Slurred speech
– Breathing fast or rapid pulse
Children or babies with severe sunburn should visit a healthcare professional immediately for further medical diagnosis and treatment, as sunburn can cause extensive external as well as internal damage to their bodies.
If you are showing signs and symptoms of first- or second-degree sunburn, you definitely should get a diagnosis and treatment from an urgent care center like SoCal Urgent Care in Anaheim, CA. Our medical staff will be able to get you in quickly and offer treatment for your sunburn. For more information, please call us or simply walk in. We are conveniently located at 710 South Brookhurst St, Anaheim, CA 92804 (less than 3 miles from Disneyland). We serve patients from Anaheim CA, Buena Park CA, La Palma CA, Cerritos CA, Placentia CA, Stanton CA, and surrounding areas.