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Small bumps all over my burnt skin after sunburn. Is that normal healing phase?

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Dr. Karen Han
Dermatology
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In brief: Inflammation

After a sunburn, there is inflammation which then causes swelling.
Pockets of swelling are the little bumps you feel. If the sunburn is severe, then we develop blisters, with top layer of skin is separated and becomes fluid filled. For this reason, if you knew you had too much sun, taking Ibuprofen and applying aloe immediately can potentionally reduce its severity.

In brief: Inflammation

After a sunburn, there is inflammation which then causes swelling.
Pockets of swelling are the little bumps you feel. If the sunburn is severe, then we develop blisters, with top layer of skin is separated and becomes fluid filled. For this reason, if you knew you had too much sun, taking Ibuprofen and applying aloe immediately can potentionally reduce its severity.
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