A member asked about a 45-year-old male:
My husband got a terrible sunburn on his legs and feet. his feet and legs are so swollen he said it feels like they are splitting. should he go to in?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Integrative Medicine 46 years experience
2.9k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Probably: If the skin swells enough it can actually act like a tourniquet and cause a dangerous reduction in the blood flow to his leg muscles/skin. If you press on the skin it should turn pale and return to normal quickly after you remove pressure.If feels tight and the pallor remains for more than a second or two,it is worth having it evaluated on an urgent basis.
1.1k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Jun 5, 2018
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