Sunburns are superficial burns that heal on their own, but can be very discomforting.

Remember: Always wear sunscreen if you are out in the sun for an extended period of time!

Ways to Prevent Sunburn

  • Wear a hat
  • Respect the sun year-round
  • Wear high SPF sunscreen

In the video below, Jenny Ziembicki, MD, director of UPMC Mercy Burn Center, discusses how to prevent sunburns and common ways to treat them.

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Emergencies can happen in the blink of an eye or the beat of the heart. And when they do, seconds matter. UPMC’s emergency and trauma care services are ready to provide world-class care, no matter how serious your emergency. All our emergency departments have a full-time staff of emergency specialists at the ready 24 hours a day. We use advanced technology to diagnose and treat your condition and coordinate with your doctor to provide the best care possible. We also have specialized trauma care, including Level 1 trauma centers at UPMC Presbyterian and UPMC Mercy, a Level 1 pediatric trauma center at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, a Level 2 trauma center at UPMC Hamot, and a trauma center at UPMC Altoona.