$26 Sunburn Treatment in Smithtown, NY

A sunburn is caused by too much exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light that is present in sunlight, tanning beds, and sunlamps. Excessive exposure to UV light can cause the skin to burn, resulting in red, painful, and dry skin that may be warm to the touch. Burns may occur any place where skin is exposed (or only lightly protected) on the body.

Even though most cases of sunburn will go away within a few days, repeated exposure to the sun dramatically increases your risk of developing skin cancer. Frequent sun damage can make skin age prematurely which leads to deep wrinkles, dry skin, dark spots on the skin, and rough skin.

If a sunburn has left blisters over a large area of your body, or if skin swelling has become severe, talk to a health care provider right away. If you experience a fever of over 103 degrees Fahrenheit, fainting, or dehydration, seek emergency medical care.

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Danielle Desroches, NP

  • Family medicine
  • "Provider on time and discussed medical history before refilling established prescription"
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  • $5 MEDS

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Barbara Palmer, APRN

  • Family medicine
  • "Barbara was amazing! So understanding, sweet, knowledgeable, listened to me and really showed she cared and took time to really see what was happening in my situation. She asked a lot of questions and wasn't like others who were just quick to get off the phone. She also took time to make me feel comfortable and showed a compassionate side that sometimes gets lost online and over the phone programs like this. I highly recommend her and I would gladly consult with her anytime. 5 stars all around!"
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Merlyn Clarke, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, LNC

  • Adult health
  • "He is fantastic a phenomenal doctor and looked out for me the entire way went over and beyond his expectations to make sure that all of my questions were answered and my needs were met I would recommend him to my entire family if they need it he is an amazing doctor"
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Ann Meril, DNP, FNP- BC

  • Urgent care
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  • $5 MEDS

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Eva Muschkin, NP

  • Adult health
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Dr. Hany Samir, MD

  • Emergency medicine
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Tallin Martirossian, PA

  • Family medicine
  • "I loved every part of the experience"
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Elizabeth Johnston, APRN

  • Family medicine
  • "... the provider I saw was extremely understanding, compassionate and helpful."
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  • $5 MEDS

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Jean-Jeffrey Marcellus, NP

  • Family medicine
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Dr. Tessa Ndille, DO

  • Emergency medicine
  • "The doctor was amazing!!! So thorough and knowledgeable. Thank you!"
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Althea Robinson, FNP-BC

  • Family medicine
  • $5 MEDS

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Dr. Vivian Nguyen, MD

  • Internal medicine
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  • $5 MEDS

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Randi Berkowitz, NP

  • Family medicine
  • "Dr. Berkowitz was very courteous and professional, and she showed she cared about me."
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  • $5 MEDS

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Melissa Tam, NP

  • Internal medicine
  • Available tomorrow
  • $5 MEDS

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Dr. Vanna Morero, MD

  • Internal medicine

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    Cearra Prejean, NP

    • Family medicine
    • "The NP was very nice and knowledgeable."
    • 5
    • Available today
    • $5 MEDS

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    Dr. Jose E. Ortiz, MD

    • Internal medicine
    • 4

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    Dr. Jose E. Ortiz, MD

    • Internal medicine
    • 79-16 37th Ave, Queens, NY 11372
    • 4

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    Dr. Joseph Nichols, MD

    • Family medicine
    • "... was great and arranged my prescription with my local pharmacy immediately."
    • 5
    • Available today
    • $5 MEDS

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    Henry Ibitokun, FNP

    • Adult health
    • Available today
    • $5 MEDS

    About sunburn

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    A sunburn is caused by too much exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light that is present in sunlight, tanning beds, and sunlamps. Excessive exposure to UV light can cause the skin to burn, resulting in red, painful, and dry skin that may be warm to the touch. Sunburn can occur on any exposed part of the body. You can even be burned under clothing if the garment has a loose weave that allows the UV light through. Even eyeballs can become sunburnt if you do not wear UV shielding sunglasses outside.

    Common symptoms of sunburn include:

    • Painful, tender skin that becomes pink or red
    • Skin that is warm or hot to the touch
    • Swelling
    • Fluid-filled blisters that may burst and ooze liquid
    • Headache
    • Nausea
    • Fever
    • Fatigue
    • Eye pain, or a feeling of grittiness in the eye (if the eyeball has become sunburnt)

    Symptoms of sunburn usually begin to appear within a few hours of sun exposure. After a few days, burnt skin may begin to heal itself by peeling the dead, burnt skin. It may take several days before your skin has fully recovered from a sunburn.

    Individuals with light skin, blue eyes, and red/ blond hair are at increased risk of sunburn. Additionally, individuals who work outside, live at high altitudes, or frequently use tanning beds may be more at risk of developing a sunburn from these conditions. It doesn’t have to be sunny and hot to develop sunburn; exposed skin can burn even in cloudy or cool weather.

    Even though most cases of sunburn will go away within a few days, repeated exposure to the sun dramatically increases your risk of developing skin cancer. Frequent sun damage can make skin age prematurely which leads to deep wrinkles, dry skin, dark spots on the skin, and rough skin. Sun damage to the eyes can lead to clouding in the eyes - known as cataracts.

    To prevent sunburn, it is recommended that you avoid sun exposure during peak hours of the day (from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) Because this isn’t really feasible for most individuals, be sure to apply sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or more, 15-30 minutes before going outside. Cover up as much exposed skin as you can with dark colors and tightly woven fabrics. Wear a wide-brim hat to protect your face, skin, and eyes from direct sunlight, and wear sunglasses with UV protection.

    If a sunburn has left blisters over a large area of your body, or if skin swelling has become severe, talk to a health care provider right away. If you experience a fever of over 103 degrees Fahrenheit, fainting, or dehydration, seek emergency medical care.

    Treatment Options

    Sunburn treatment won’t heal damaged skin, but it can reduce symptoms of pain and inflammation. Below are common treatment options for sunburn. During your appointment, talk to your provider about the treatment plan that’s right for you.

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