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swollen eyes from sunburn

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Leazzo
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Varies: Depending on how severe the burn was and how sensitive your eyelids are.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
29 years experience Dermatology
Eyelids can get sun: burn too, so take some aspirin and elevate your head when you sleep, and apply frozen peas to bring down the swelling. While suntanning causes wrinkle ... Read More
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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Eye swelling: Cold ice backs and low dose Benadryl (diphenhydramine) if needed will help. Consult with us if need stronger meds.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Yes, a sunburn on the eyelid skin can cause it to swell. Sun exposure to the eye over the long term can lead to growths on the eye: pinguecula, pteryg ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
40 years experience Ophthalmology
If you mean: Eyelids then yes; ice packs for 10 minutes will sooth it and reduce the discomfort. Your eyes proper should not be affected, if they are you must see ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
35 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Avoid retrauma: do not re injure this area. Put on a good sun block with either titanium or zinc. No more sun exposure until things calm down continue with what you a ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Beth Brown
Specializes in Pediatrics
Cool compresses/ice: Swelling is caused by increased free fluid in the injured tissue. In this case, the very sensitive tissue under the skin in the forehead has been inju ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
43 years experience Dermatology
Normal: Normal. Will take a week or two to resolve.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
25 years experience Pediatrics
Sun burn: get examined by a health care worker for this serous sun burn
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
40 years experience Ophthalmology
One sided swelling : And discharge are unrelated to the mild sunburn. See an eye MD or your primary care dr. For diagnosis & therapy.

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