Sunburn dangers, prevention and treatment (plus home remedies)

Sunburns can increase your risk of developing skin cancer.

Sunburns can increase your risk of developing skin cancer.

What you need to know:

  • The best way to prevent sunburns is always using sunscreen and staying in the shade when you are outdoors.
  • If you get a sunburn, make sure your skin gets a break from exposure to the sun and use home remedies to relieve pain and itching.
  • Your doctor may recommend that you take antibiotics if your burned area is infected.

You have been at the beach all day, your skin is starting to sting, feel hot as it starts to burn. That is a sunburn.

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