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What Should You Do About Really Bad Sunburn With Blisters
symptomatic sunburn: Sunburn is caused by radiation injuring the skin which causes inflammation. The blisters are actually fluid leaking from injured tissues that stay below the skin. Tricks to reducing the symptoms are to take anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin and advil, and minimizing any trauma to the skin. There are good over-the-counter products with Benzocaine that reduce the pain temporarily. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't count on it.: Keep sunburn cool w 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. Seek med care for severe pain, fever, lack of improvement of sxs w/i several days or if a large surface area is blistered. Drink h2o. ...Read more
I got a bad sunburn with blisters, now i can't bend knee and foot is swollen; it's difficult to walk. Knee and thigh area looks bruised.
GET CHECKED OUT!: This is concerning - you had second degree burns and now have complications of decreased range of motion, swelling and pain with weight bearing. While these may all just be results of the burn, it is also possible that there is a secondary infection, and if you ignore this at this point could turn into a disaster. Have it checked out today...... ...Read more
I recently got a really bad sunburn on my legs. I have a few blister and they are now starting to turn purple. What does this mean? What should I do?
I got very bad sunburn three days ago and got very bad blisters over my face. Today almost all of my skin has peeled off. My face is very red?
My 5 year old son has a bad sunburn on his back and has blisters on his shoulders and has been up and down all night he wants his shirt off but scearms and crys when i try to take it off and beggs me to stop because he hurts him, what else should I do I f
Badly sunburned 5 days ago, a blister on my leg popped and now there are raised white dots ( seems like each hair folicle) is this particularly bad?
I got a pretty bad leg sunburn Thursday and now I have small blisters and extreme swelling (more so in one leg) and tightness. What should I do?
I am bald and i got really bad sunburn on my head 2 days ago. It is blistering everywhere. Should i go to the doctor or are there steps i can take?
Apply cool...: ...Washcloths often, and take Ibuprofen to decrease the pain and inflammation. And please learn the lesson mr. Sun is trying to teach you - enjoy his warmth and light, but respect his power. Invest in a good-quality hat or cap - the wider the brim the better - and apply a good broad-spectrum sunscreen lotion every time you go out in the sun. ...Read more
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