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i have sunburn on my foot and it swelled and so did my leg is that normal ?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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
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Dr. Lee Wittenberg
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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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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If the feet were : Burned as well then yes. Apply aloe to the burnt areas and take an antiinflammatory if not contraindicated.
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Dr. Richard Schneider
44 years experience Integrative Medicine
Sunburn: There are various degrees of sunburn. There can be significant inflammation, some swelling as well as the risk of infection. He needs to see his PCP ... Read More
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Dr. Matthew Wilkin
23 years experience Podiatry
Absolutely yes: Sunburn can certainly cause a skin irritation and inflammation. The inflammation actually causes swelling.
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Dr. Gary Ritholz
29 years experience Anesthesiology
Cool it: If there is no blistering then you most likely have a 1st degree burn . I would not put on any oils etc. I would take an analgesic such as Motrin or ... Read More
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