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edema from sunburn

A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
29 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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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 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 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: please see your doctor, severe sunburn requires medical attention and prescription medications, good luck
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Greenfield
13 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: its possible that some of the swelling is increased fluid in your tissues due to the sunburn. i would bet that it is the burn that makes walking not ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Sunburn: Likely symptoms of skin damage from sun. Althougj lupus possible unlikely. Typical lupus rssh on face.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jayson Dupre
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Varies: This can be a serious burn so it is important that a health care professional look at it. While amounts of swelling can vary, by definition the secon ... Read More
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
Cool water: Keep head elevated. Vaseline or aquaphor. Patience.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
May need to seek med: Treatment. Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) can v redness, pain, itching ; swelling from burns. It has anesthetic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial ; ant ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Yes.
A male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe....: It may also be a reaction to any material you used to wet the scalp for shaving. A chemical burn to lotions or gels can produce a similar reaction.

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