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can sunburn cause swelling in ankles

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Not unusual: You have burned the skin and the bodies response is to swell. You may want to see a doctor.

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Mund
45 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: If the ankle area is burned otherwise it should not.
A 54-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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Posner
26 years experience Podiatry
Yes: A sunburn causes trauma to the skin and can cause swelling.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Solomon
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Knee swelling can push on the veins around the knee, inhibiting blood return to the heart and causing leg or ankle swelling.
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A 43-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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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
It should not.: See ur dr and get checked for kidney, heart and liver problems. It could also be from a clot in the vein, meds side effect or prolonged standing. Take ... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
13 years experience Podiatry
No: No, that's not a known possible side effect. Swollen feet and ankles is possibly from another reason. Please see a doctor if you're concerned about ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
22 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Many things: There are a number of things that can cause swelling in the foot and leg. This is a very nonspecific symptom. I recommend that someone with swelling ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Rothman
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Fungus or lymph node: A fungal skin infection can cause athlete's foot and "jock itch". Do you have redness and itch in groin? Swelling in groin could also be an enlarged ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
51 years experience Endocrinology
Yes, if: Skin breaks open after getting blistered;then gets infected.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
31 years experience Podiatry
Yes: Arthritis in the foot or ankle joints not only hurt, but can be filled with excess fluid and seen as swelling. This is often referred to as an "effus ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Not usually..: Not usually...
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Cerniglia
24 years experience Podiatry
See below : Any traumatic injury to the lower limb whether blunt trauma or burn can elicit an increase in fluid retention at the levels of the ankle. Could it b ... Read More
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A 40-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.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Elevate legs as high and as long as possible. Cool water and lubrication will help. It will feel better every day & be ok in 10 days.
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
Anything possible: Anything possible, but I am not aware of such side effect.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Yes: Yes.
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Brouwer
29 years experience Internal Medicine
No: The swelling won't cause vessel damage, but it can result from veins which are damaged (like varicose veins). Other causes can be important such as c ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
38 years experience Hand Surgery
Allergy: Could be possible mild anaphylactic allergic reaction if persists seek care
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Kormylo
13 years experience Podiatry
It's possible: Usually clots are more likely to appear in one leg or the other, appearing in both legs simultaneously is less common. However, it is possible to hav ... Read More
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