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can red light therapy help severe sunburn?

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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

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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.
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