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Treatment For Sunburn Swelling Fluid On The Forehead
I got a bad sunburn 4 days ago. It blistered on the top of my forehead. This morning, my forehead is swelling. Should I be worried?
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
I got a sunburn on my forehead. It was swollen, but now the swelling has moved down around my eyes, What can I do about the swelling?
Cool compresses/ice: Swelling is caused by increased free fluid in the injured tissue. In this case, the very sensitive tissue under the skin in the forehead has been injured and is now swollen. Swelling typically shifts downward because of gravity. Things that will help prevent or improve this are cool compresses to the swollen areas, and laying down so that the excessive fluid drains back to the heart. ...Read more
Med tx: If he has significant burn to the point that there is visible swelling - would seek medical care. In the meantime, keep sunburn cool with moist cool/cold compresses. Avoid alcohol containing products. Break off pieces of aloe vera plant & apply sap to skin. Consider non-steroidal anti-inflammatory meds to reduce pain. Don’t yank off peeling skin or burst blisters. ...Read more
Experiencing some scalp redness or irritation, scalp tenderness to touch and felt like sunburn on top of head. Few small red `spots' seen at top of head. Dr says dry scalp. Washed hair daily, used hair spray frequently. Stopped routine. Treatment?
Dry hair: Shampoos are more drying than soap as they remove more hair oils. If you use shampoos it's important to follow with a hair conditioner to restore oils for your hair and scalp. A skilled beautician can evaluate your hair and advise you about its status and give you advice on your hair care and hair care products. ...Read more
I got very sun burnt four days ago, I had swelling in my forehead that has now gone down to my upper nose... Is this normal?
I got sunburnt on forehead noticed swelling next day this is day 3 and it's moved to top of nose and eye were will swelling go should I go see a and e?
Bad sunburn: Following bad sunburn, there is sometimes swelling from the inflammatory response your body creates to help it heal. This fluid - much like a bruise, will be absorbed over a few days - a week. The fluid follows gravity so may progress down the face a bit further before being absorbed. Please be careful with sun exposure - this is the number 1 cause for skin cancer later in life! ...Read more
Heavy container hit forehead/nose. 24 hours later, bruise on bridge of nose &area numb. No swelling, deformity. Could nose b broken? Is treatment needed
Was there any loss of consciousness?
Need to be seen by ENT doctor to verify damage if any. Keep cold pack on nose for ten minutes every hour while awake. Nose bleeding? ...Read more
Simple Care: Sunburn is response of the tissues to injury from solar radiation. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Do not use ice as this can injure already injured skin. Cool water soaks can help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring. Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps. ...Read more
I am 3 days post efudex (fluorouracil) treatment on forhead, temples and bridge of nose and have significant swelling, is this normal?
Without an exam, I can only give general information, general swelling everwhere wouldn't be usual. Swelling/irritation at the area of treatment is pretty common but can require modification of treatment.
cannot say in your particular case, dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them. ...Read more
Ear pain and had cipro (ciprofloxacin) for treatment still occurring back of head hurting and my throat has by touch large round egg size swelling throat pain?
Go back: See the doctor who examined you and prescribed the ciprofloxacin. The infection may be more extensive than they thought, the organism may not be sensitive and other issues may be present. ...Read more
I got a bad sunburn on my forehead and has clear fluid coming out, and is painful to touch. What should I do? I don't have a fever.
Apply cold water to the area, keep it clean, maybe some Aloe Vera Gel or A& D ointment to help heal it,
Avoid the sun. ...Read more
I'm having a lot of head pressure and neck pain. I've gone to physical therapy and he said I had a lot of swelling in my neck. What does this mean?
Arthritis n narrowing n my neck. Severe head pain n eyes swollen n a.M.Began therapy n severe pain again. Can feel pressure n swelling n my head.
Need eval: This is an unusual pain. I would get it looked at right away and consider an MRI of brain to eval. Rec neurologist eval as well. ...Read more
Hi I have a really bad sunburn on my fore head and it is now oozing on its own with a clear fluid and crusting over a yellow color. Is this bad?
I am 22 weeks pregnant w/ my 2nd & got a severe sunburn on my knees. The swelling is very painful and basically prevents me from walking. Treatment?
Sunburn or arthritis: Are you sure that it is a sunburn? Knee skin that is burned will still permit walking. Have your OB MD evaluate your knees to determine if there is something else going on such as arthritis or an auto immune disorder. It is hard to know how to treat this problem until the actual problem is confirmed. ...Read more
See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
Under my eyes are swelling. .. Its been a week since it started. .. I thought it was a sunburn but it is getting wose and worse. .. It is burning flaking... Bumpy... Dry and I am confused.?
Allergic reaction?: Your description sounds like an allergic reaction but without looking at it there is no way to be sure. I would avoid makeup/lotions/anything you are applying to skin or eyes. I would also try to think of anything you may have change recently (soaps/detergents/etc). Cool compresses, artificial tears to the eyes if irritated, and seeing an eye or skin doctor are a good idea. ...Read more
Varies: This can be a serious burn so it is important that a health care professional look at it. While amounts of swelling can vary, by definition the second degree burn is one where the first layer of skin is burned through exposing the dermis. This is associated with blistering and swelling and can be a source of infection. In addition the size of the burn matter too so please see a doc to be safe. ...Read more
Cool soaks: Soak some washcloths or small towels in cool water and apply them to the burned areas. And learn mr. Sun's lesson: apply a good broad-spectrum sunscreen lotion whenever you go out in the sun! ...Read more
Not unusual: You have burned the skin and the bodies response is to swell. You may want to see a doctor. ...Read more
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