Sunburn occurs when the skin is overexposed to the sun’s ultraviolet rays. A sunburn rash that peels is your body’s natural way of healing itself by shedding damaged skin. Although it’s a painful and uncomfortable condition, sunburn – a type of first-degree burn – is usually not an emergency. However, severe sunburn can cause infection and other serious complications.
If high fever, confusion or chills accompany a sunburn rash, seek emergency care at your nearest hospital. For nonemergency and after-hours care, Goshen Physicians Family Medicine & Urgent Care is here seven days a week to treat minor injuries, including sunburn, in Goshen, IN. Visit our urgent care center at 2824 Elkhart Rd. or call (574) 535-1700 for an appointment.