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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-28-2011, 11:39 AM Thread Starter
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On the first day of my trip to Yellowstone National Park in late August while at Mammoth Hot Springs at an elevation of 6,735 feet, I made a mistake by not using sunscreen. It was a sunny clear day. My neck started to pain like crazy within 10 tens, but I toughed it out for the whole day at various locations in the park.

For next several days for the entire trip, I did wear sunscreen.

It's October and I still have pain in my neck and the sunburn hasn't gone away. It's the only part of my body that there's still a very visible sunburn.

Anyone here experienced something similar and should I worry about it?




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Free healthcare - see the doctor!
I hope all is ok.
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Free healthcare - see the doctor!
I hope all is ok.
Exactly so. Check this link.
http://bodyandhealth.canada.com/chan...ation_id=11582
"Actinic keratosis (AK) is a rough, scaly skin lesion that appears on sun-exposed areas of the skin. AKs are caused by exposure to UV light. They are not cancerous, but may lead to skin cancer if not treated. AKs may have as the same colour as the surrounding skin, or they may look brown, pink, or red."

Go to the nearest walk in clinic if you don't have a family doctor.
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I really really really really hope that this isn't your first effort at figuring this one out. You should have seen a doctor weeks and weeks ago.
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Do it now , see the Dr.
With our healthcare system you could wait 3 months + 3 months + 3 months to have a plastic dermatologist-plastic guy tell you can't he/she can't help you, then another Specialist cut it out three months later.
And that's just for a little one.
Trust me, I know.
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Sounds very unhealthy..... Definitely should have healed by now, so you must have had a very deep penetrating sunburn which damaged a lot of underlying skin tissue.

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Thank you for the responses and encouraging comments.

I made an appointment to see my GP on Monday.

I didn't go to my GP right away because I was expecting it to heal within several weeks.

Three years ago, I had sunburn behind my neck when I was in Hawaii but that was from sea level elevation, and it completely healed.

Finally, the best tip for anyone going to a high elevation park such as Yellowstone is to wear sunscreen and a hat.

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