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Sun burn on nose, yellow discharge, blisters, skin redness, discoloration. Normal healing process?

I got a sun burn a couple of days ago. My nose got the worst of it. I started to see a yellow liquid coming from certain areas on my nose and some blisters started appearing. Today I woke up and the redness is gone, but the skin has become yellow where it used to be red. Is this just the healing process? It is not sore or itchy or anything. Just looks weird. Should I be concerned? What should I do?
Asked On : Sat, 15 Sep 2012
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Dear Mikol,
In all probability the yellow skin you are mentioning is the scab which has formed as the skin is healing.
Most of the sunburns are second degree burns or less and usually heal without much scarring.
In your case the best course of action is to wait for a few days and let the scab separate. You can apply an antibiotic ointment like mupirocin cream on it. If it does not become dry by 5-6 days then you should go and consult a dermatologist.
Answered: Sun, 23 Sep 2012
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