A 33-year-old member asked:
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can a sunburn cause your ankle to swell?

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Dr. Amy Degirolamo
19 years experience Podiatry
Yes: If the burn is bad enough it can cause swelling just like any other kind of burn.
Answered on Aug 10, 2019
Dr. Frank Kase
44 years experience Podiatry
Yes: A severe sunburn can cause swelling of the ankles by opening up the blood vessels maximally (from inflammatory respionse) and causing blood to pool in the lower extremitiies, particularly in the ankles. Keep the legs elevated and apply cool, not cold, compresses to the ankles.
Answered on Aug 10, 2019
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A 36-year-old member asked:
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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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
If the feet were : Burned as well then yes. Apply aloe to the burnt areas and take an antiinflammatory if not contraindicated.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Mund
45 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: If the ankle area is burned otherwise it should not.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Not unusual: You have burned the skin and the bodies response is to swell. You may want to see a doctor.

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