My son got a sunburn 5 days ago and it

Patient : My son got a sunburn 5 days ago and it is still blistering.Some of the blisters pop on their own and leave a raw spot on his skin. What can I do? Is there anything a doctor can do?
Symptoms:  Some itching
Doctor :   Thank you for writing to us You can use calamine lotion and cold water or ice over the individual blisters to reduce the pain. The pain will go after the skin starts to heal. Allow for time for the skin to heal. If the skin does not heal even after 5 days, then you should see a Doctor. All the best. Hope this helps you

Related Q&A

Q: Can you die of a sunburn

Q: Hello, I was wondering whether you would be able to assist me with an issue Ive had regarding inflammation on my face...

Q: I just got back from a trip in the Middle East where I got a lot of sun exposure, and when I got back, started notici...

Q: I have a sunburn and have been treating it with solarcaine with aloe.and aloe vera gel. but the redness is still ther...

Q: My feet are sunburnt but it's a blotchy looking sunburn. I had my shoes off but I put on sunblock (obviously didn't h...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon

CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews