Is it normal to have white spots after a severe sunburn? How can I get rid of them?

After a severe sunburn from which I'm still peeling, I have some white spots in my skin. I don't know if they are going to go because is been just about one week since my sunburn or if they are going to give me any trouble in getting rid of them. What can I do to start to vanish them or are they going to disappear on their own?

Asked By: know-it-all wannabe - 7/13/2007
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cold water is the best first aid when you burn yourself - 20 minutes under the tap is ideal. NEVER ice or vinegar or milk or butter or green tea or mustard or toothpaste or sunscreen or semen or vaseline or tomatoes or vanilla extract or yogurt or sour cream or egg white or lavender oil or cocoa butter or salt or tea... More
Answered By: Aussie Nurse - 7/15/2007
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It's normal. You can use an aloe based moisturizer, but the spots will disappear on their own in a week or so.
Answered By: sleepsheepnyc - 7/13/2007
The white or lighter spots may be from your peeling, especially if you had a tan before the sunburn occurred. They shouldnt cause a problem, unless they are open and oozing, in which case, you need to see a doctor. I sounds like it is the tan being peeled off, start using a good sunblock.
Answered By: shadow - 7/13/2007
They are actually little blistered and considered to be a sun allergic reaction and/or poisoning. Eitherway, they are fluid filled and will pop, dry up and then you will probably peel. If you itch them, and the WILL itch!, they turn into like a burn looking raw spot and they hurt, ooz and itch until they dry up and... More
Answered By: mommy00420 - 7/13/2007
Your skin is very sensitive and you must protect it. Get some aloe-vera gel and sooth it also healing takes time. You've damaged your skin and now you must nurse it back to health feel me!! Now keep your butt out of the sun cover yourself up and put the sun tan lotion to use... I am black as hell do you have any... More
Answered By: CitaB - 7/13/2007
they go away on their own. i got badly sunburnt a lot and i get those. but they go away
Answered By: Jessica - 7/13/2007
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