One Hell of a Sunburn: What is Hell’s Itch and How to Treat It

One Hell of a Sunburn: What is Hell’s Itch and How to Treat It

As we settle into Fall, many of us are still enjoying the remaining warm weather by spending time outdoors. And while we may be slathering on the SPF 30, sometimes a sunburn sneaks up on us. For most of us, this means a few days of discomfort followed by peeling skin. But for some unlucky people, a sunburn can trigger something worse. Much worse.

Just in time for Halloween, we’re taking a look at one of the most frightening things that can happen to your skin. No, this doesn’t have anything to do with Hannibal Lector; though we’re talking about something so horrifying that it’s earned a name that certainly sounds like it came straight out of a horror movie: Hell’s itch.

In this article, we’re going to look this dermatological demon straight in the eyes to see what causes it, how to identify it, and – most importantly – how to get rid of it! 

The answers might surprise you!

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