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Had burns on back and shoulder. Can I expose skin to sun? Apply sunscreen?

-Hi. I am a girl of 15 years and 4 years ago I got third degree burns over almost the entire back, and over the shoulder . I had two large pots boiling over me. In one there were vegetables and the other was the meat. This is now four years ago, and I wonder one thing then. Since there are four years ago and it is almost summer, so I would like to go in a bikini on the beach. Is it legal to expose my skin to the sun, or do I bathe in the t-shirt? And the legs where the skin from the transplant, I leave to soak them and expose them to the sun, or they must be kept in the shade, too? I ve heard a lot different. Some say I can sunbathe and swim and that s okay, others say I should put on sunscreen, but still must bathe in the t-shirt to not expose the back for too much sun. please help me.
Asked On : Fri, 15 Jun 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response

Sure, you may expose the back to sun and can take sun bath.

Your skin problems are healed now and nothing can happen after sun exposure.

You can go in bikini to the beach.

Take it easy. Nothing serious.

I hope you got my answer.


Dr. Ilyas Patel MD
Answered: Fri, 25 Oct 2013
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