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Was out in water and had sunscreen on. What were the blisters on back?

I was at the Bahamas on coco cay and I was outside and in the water for a long duration of time.(multiple hours) it was about 95 degrees and I didn t put sunscreen on besides for my face and arms. My back got extreamly burned because I was snorkeling which means my back would be facing the sun a lot. Well after that day I was in pain and the next day I noticed small bumps almost like blisters they itch , but not very bad and I don t know what to make of it. Any ideas of what it could be?
Asked On : Sat, 25 Aug 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response

Thanks for writing here.

It seems you are having milaria or heat prickles.

Do not try to rupture the blisters.

Take shower with cool water for two times daily.

Stay indoors as far as possible.

Use loose cotton clothing.

You can apply soothing lotion like calamine along with mild steroid like desonide.

Applying a talcum powder will also work.

Hope this will solve your problem.Take care.
Answered: Tue, 24 Sep 2013
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