A 38-year-old male asked:
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how long will leg edema caused by sunburn last?

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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.
Answered on Mar 16, 2015
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