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Grand Mound, IA
A 28-year-old female asked:

I got severely sunburned on my legs saturday and now my ankles are swollen why is this happening?

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Dr. Christopher DePorter
Podiatry 30 years experience
Swelling after burns: Burns cause inflammation which in turn increase blood flow to the area. More blood causes swelling. Try an anti inflammatory cream and/ or aleve (naproxen) to address the inflammation. Cool soaks can help. The burn injury will take a couple of weeks to heal.

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Last updated Sep 24, 2016

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