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Can a bad sunburn on legs cause an ankle to swell

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
23 years experience Podiatry
Absolutely yes: Sunburn can certainly cause a skin irritation and inflammation. The inflammation actually causes swelling.
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Dr. Brandon Macy
40 years experience Podiatry
Yes.: Absolutely, it is at least a first degree burn and with it, inflammation and swelling.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Degirolamo
19 years experience Podiatry
Yes: If the burn is bad enough it can cause swelling just like any other kind of burn.
Dr. Frank Kase
44 years experience Podiatry
Yes: A severe sunburn can cause swelling of the ankles by opening up the blood vessels maximally (from inflammatory respionse) and causing blood to pool in ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
If the feet were : Burned as well then yes. Apply aloe to the burnt areas and take an antiinflammatory if not contraindicated.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Mund
45 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: If the ankle area is burned otherwise it should not.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Sunburn: If there is significant swelling then would recommend dermatologic / medical evaluation. Significant swelling is not normal and would signal damage ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shire
39 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Yes: A sun burn is a burn! that will lead to swelling.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Something wrong: Your skin should have healed in about 6 weeks barring a secondary infection. However if it was a 3rd degree burn, it may leave some scarring. Best to ... Read More
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A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
19 years experience Pediatrics
Keep clean...: The burn will heal with time. Given age of 75, I'm curious if any medical conditions exist that would impair healing? See local doc to determine if rx ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Unlikely: Leg swelling attributed to sunburn would not be expected to cause blood clots. Common causes of blood clots include prolonged immobility (i.e. Long p ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
28 years experience Dermatology
It can last 3-4 wks: elevate your legs, try cool compresses and cool baths and aspirin if no contraindication.
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