Sunburn can cause more than just unwanted tan lines. It can be hazardous to both your skin and health. For this reason it is important to take the right steps to prevent and treat sunburn.

What is Sunburn?

Sunburn causes damage to your skin from overexposure to ultraviolet light from the sun. It can cause your skin to turn reddish or purplish, hot, and be painful to touch. In more severe cases, you can even develop 2nd degree burns. 2nd degrees burns are sunburns that also have fluid-filled blisters.

What are the dangers of sunburn?

Overexposure to sun can leave you at risk for other conditions, such as skin cancer.  It can also put you at risk for dehydration. Signs of dehydration include fatigue and dizziness. If you experience these symptoms you may need to go to the emergency department for intravenous fluids. If you have 2nd degree burns, you should also seek medical attention and do not attempt to drain the blisters on your own. This will cause open wounds that can lead to infection. You should let a medical professional drain the blisters and prescribe an anti-microbial cream, such as Silvadene cream, to apply to the burns until they heal.       sunburn

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In order to prevent sunburn, it is important to wear proper clothing and use sunscreen. If you do develop sunburn, be sure to drink plenty of fluids, use NSAID’s such as Ibuprofen for pain, and use Aloe Vera with a topical anesthetic.

If you experience sunburn on your feet this summer, call Hollowbrook Foot Specialists for an appointment at (845) 298-9074. Serving  the Hudson Valley from Wappingers Falls.

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Always arrive to a pleasant cheerful staff! They make you feel welcome and get you situated quickly! The Doctor is friendly and makes your feet feel great! I travel a bit to get to this office, but it is so worth it! The staff is always helpful and customizes my appointments to my needs!

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GREAT EXPERIENCE!!!! Very nice, friendly, and thorough doctor. Wonderful staff too! Very clean office. They fit me into there schedule the same day. They recognized my issue right away and got me out of discomfort painlessly.

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You will not find a better podiatrist than Dr. Schlam. I have been seeing him for over twenty years and he has been a godsend for my foot pain. If only I could give six stars...

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Great experience. They got my son in as soon as possible as made sure his foot was ok. Will definitely use them again!

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The best health care experience. The staff and nurses are super friendly and Dr. Schlam is very good. I highly recommend Hollowbrook Foot Specialists.

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Our Wappingers Falls
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89 E. Main Street
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Phone: 845-298-9074

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Monday: 9am - 7pm
Tuesday: 8:30am -7pm
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Our Wappingers Falls
Podiatry Office
89 E. Main Street
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

Phone: 845-298-9074

Office Hours:
Monday: 9am - 5pm
Tuesday: 9am - 5pm
Wednesday: 9am - 5pm
Thursday: 9am - 5pm
Friday: 9am - 4pm

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