A 20-year-old female asked:
i have sunburn on my foot and it swelled and so did my leg is that normal ?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Heidi Fowler answered
24 years experience Psychiatry
Sunburn: If there is significant swelling then would recommend dermatologic / medical evaluation. Significant swelling is not normal and would signal damage to tissues.
Answered on Aug 8, 2015
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan answered
56 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Elevate foot as high as possible to reduce swelling. Cool water will be soothing. Avoid antiseptics and antibiotics. Learn how to prevent future burns. As swelling subsides and skin begins to heal in a few days, lubricate with cream or vaseline.
Answered on Jul 13, 2015
Dr. Lee Wittenberg answered
20 years experience Podiatry
Sunburn: The word sunburn has the word BURN in it. Burns are associate with redness and swelling. The UVA and UVB rays coming from the sun may be strong and can burn you in very much the same way as boiling water or touching a hot stove. Take anti-inflammatory medications and possibly use some cortisone cream or calamine lotion to alleviate the redness and pain
Answered on Jun 5, 2016
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