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Painful sun burn on the shoulder - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   Hello.
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   I have a question about some severe sunburn.
Doctor :   ok
User :   It seems to be superficial second-degree extending from just past my left shoulder across my back and over my right shoulder.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is it painful?
User :   The information I have found online suggests visiting a physician, although, I'm sure the consultation would be similar to what knowledge I could access here.
User :   Quite.
Doctor :   ok
User :   I take Ibuprofen every 4 hours to help with the pain, but I was wondering if there was more I could do like topical anesthetics, etc.
Doctor :   the degree of burns has to be assesed first
User :   The area I mentioned is the area that has blistered substantially. I actually have sunburn over my whole back, but there's not as much pain from that.
Doctor :   To get a better picture I need this information--Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: User :   24, M, xxxx
Doctor :   ok
User :xxxx, married
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   xxxx i think you should see a physician
Doctor :   to prevent infection of the burns
User :   So that I can get a prescription antibiotic?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   and XXXXXXXX you of the pain, the maintanence of hydration may also be required
User :   Will they be able to do anything more for the pain?
Doctor :   may be they would advise some local anasthetics or
Doctor :   may be you may require to stay in the hospital ward depending on the degree of burns
User :   Ok.
Doctor :   have i answered your query?
User :   Would you recommend that I make an appointment with my current physician or a dermatologist?
Doctor :   current physician
User :   Ok. Thank you very much for your help.
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User :   Ok.
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