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Our mission at the dermatology clinic at CLS Health is to be a comprehensive dermatological center, offering a wide variety of services to help keep, protect, and return your skin to healthy, beautiful skin. We offer services in general dermatology, and skin cancer treatments.
HOW TO TREAT SUNBURN
Your skin can burn if it gets too much sun without proper protection from sunscreen and clothes. To help heal and soothe stinging skin, it is important to begin treating sunburn as soon as you notice it. Follow these dermatologists’ tips to help relieve the discomfort.
Your skin can burn if it gets too much sun without proper protection from sunscreen and clothes. To help heal and soothe stinging skin, it is important to begin treating sunburn as soon as you notice it. The first thing you should do is get out of the sun—and preferably indoors.
Once indoors, these dermatologists’ tips can help relieve the discomfort:
- Take frequent cool baths or showers to help relieve the pain. As soon as you get out of the bathtub or shower, gently pat yourself dry, but leave a little water on your skin. Then, apply a moisturizer to help trap the water in your skin. This can help ease the dryness.
- Use a moisturizer that contains aloe vera or soy to help soothe sunburned skin. If a particular area feels especially uncomfortable, you may want to apply a hydrocortisone cream that you can buy without a prescription. Do not treat sunburn with “-caine” products (such as benzocaine), as these may irritate the skin or cause an allergic reaction.
- Consider taking aspirin or ibuprofen to help reduce any swelling, redness and discomfort.
- Drink extra water. A sunburn draws fluid to the skin’s surface and away from the rest of the body. Drinking extra water when you are sunburned helps prevent dehydration.
- If your skin blisters, allow the blisters to heal. Blistering skin means you have a second-degree sunburn. You should not pop the blisters, as blisters form to help your skin heal and protect you from infection.
- Take extra care to protect sunburned skin while it heals. Wear clothing that covers your skin when outdoors. Tightly-woven fabrics work best. When you hold the fabric up to a bright light, you shouldn’t see any light coming through.
Although it may seem like a temporary condition, sunburn—a result of skin receiving too much exposure from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays—can cause long-lasting damage to the skin. This damage increases a person’s risk for getting skin cancer, making it critical to protect the skin from the sun.
For questions about your sunburn or to learn how to better protect your skin from the sun, call our office at 281-941-5556
What is dermatology?
Dermatology is the diagnosis and treatment of conditions relating to the skin, hair, and nails. Healthy skin is beautiful skin. Our Webster dermatologist is a member of The American Academy of Dermatology, and recommends that you have a skin exam once per year. Routine exams can detect potentially life threatening and disfiguring skin cancers and other conditions.
- Eczema and Rosacea
- Melanoma, Basel Cell Cancer, Squamous Cell Cancer, and all other types of skin cancer
- Precancerous Lesions
Skin Cancer 411
The American Cancer Society reports that skin cancer is the most common type of all cancers. To avoid developing a skin cancer there are some simple everyday precautions you can take. Avoid using tanning beds or sun lamps, wear protective clothing, and use sunscreen, sunglasses, and lip balm everyday.
Skin Cancer Risk Factors:
- Too much exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation or history of sunburns
- Pale skin (easily sunburned)
- Multiple or unusual moles
- Family history or skin cancer
- Weakened immune system or older age
Skin Cancer Warning Signs:
- Changes in mole shape or pigmentation
- Bleeding or oozing from a bump
- A new growth or an older growth which changes in size or shape
The dermatology clinic is a part of CLS Health. CLS Health is a multi-specialty medical group with over ninety providers providing comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care in Baytown, Friendswood, Webster, Pasadena, League City, and surrounding areas.