Medical Questions > Conditions and Diseases > Skin Forum

can red light therapy help severe sunburn?

User Profile
My Friend was outside all day and wore sunscreen, come to find out she was severely sunburned and developed large blisters all throughout her cheeks!
I read that red light therapy can help with that kind of stuff? would it help her? Or what can she do to help


Did you find this post helpful?
First Helper User Profile
|

User Profile
replied March 13th, 2015
Welcome to e health forum.

First it is likely that your friend might have developed scalding blisters on her face. Blistering skin means you have a second-degree sunburn.

Do not try to remove or break them, as it can make it worse. Allow the blisters to heal and protect you from infection. Gently apply cold compresses on the area and keep out of the sun, until the skin is completely healed.

She would need to consult a dermatologist or her doctor at the earliest who can examine her and provide proper treatment so that she may not develop any disfiguring scarring on her face.

In the mean time use some antiinflammatory medications like Advil, which might help with the pain and also heal in faster healing.

The Red light therapy, has been advocated by a few dermatology centers, but its efficacy in management of sunburns has not been evaluated. You can consult your dermatologist and seek his opinion.

I hope this helps.
|
Did you find this post helpful?
This question has been answered by the doctor. This topic is now open for public discussion, however no comments below this point will be answered by a doctor.
Must Read
Acne is a common skin condition - but what types of acne can a person have? Start learning about acne here....
Does chocolate or greasy food cause acne? Learn the difference between fact and myth...plus who is at risk for getting acne?...
Severity of acne and symptoms vary by individual. Learn the difference between mild and sever acne here...and when you should seek medical help for acne....
DISCLAIMER: "Ask a Doctor" questions are answered by certified physicians and other medical professionals. For more information about experts participating in the "Ask a Doctor" Network, please visit our medical experts page. You may also visit our Skin , for moderated patient to patient support and information.

The information provided on eHealth Forum is designed to improve, not replace, the relationship between a patient and his/her own physician. Personal consultation(s) with a qualified medical professional is the proper means for diagnosing any medical condition.