Burnt to a Crisp

by Lindsey
(Salt Lake City, UT, USA)

While visiting a local water park, I applied sunscreen early in the day.

Over the course of the day, I forgot to reapply the sunscreen. With being in the water, all of my sun block washed away.

When sitting in the hot tub, I noticed my skin felt like it was on fire. After going home, a sunburn continued to develop for several hours.

Eventually, blisters filled with fluid appeared all over, making any activity very difficult and painful.

When the blisters started to pop, I had to go to the doctor for special ointment to prevent infection.

This was an extremely painful experience.

If I had better coverage both from sunscreen and clothing, I could have prevented this serious burn.

Even now I have severe freckling from the burn and scars where the blisters popped.

There is also probably other more serious damage that will make me more susceptible to skin cancer.

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