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What does sunburn do to your skin?

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Sunburns may last only a few days, but they add up to skin problems later in life. When you have a mild sunburn, your skin turns red and feels painful and warm to the touch. You may be itchy, and your skin may peel. Blisters mean you have a bad burn. See a doctor if you have severe pain or a fever of 101 F or higher for longer than 48 hours.

SOURCES:

American Skin Association: “Sun Safety.”

American Osteopathic College of Dermatology.

FDA.

CDC.

American Academy of Dermatology.

Skin Cancer Foundation.

Richard G. Glogau, MD, clinical professor of dermatology, University of California, San Francisco.

Cleveland Clinic: “The Aging Skin.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on August 12, 2017

SOURCES:

American Skin Association: “Sun Safety.”

American Osteopathic College of Dermatology.

FDA.

CDC.

American Academy of Dermatology.

Skin Cancer Foundation.

Richard G. Glogau, MD, clinical professor of dermatology, University of California, San Francisco.

Cleveland Clinic: “The Aging Skin.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on August 12, 2017

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