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Sunday, July 04, 2010 shelby714, Community Member, asks

Q: face swelling.. sunburn??

I got a really bad sunburn on my face and now its swelling. Is this something i should be concerned about? How can i stop the swelling?

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Merely Me, Health Guide
7/ 8/10 6:01pm

Hi Shelby


I am sorry to be responding so late.  How are you feeling today?  Yes swelling can be a symptom of a bad sun burn.  If you develop a fever, are having signs of dehydration, or feel nausea or dizziness it may be time to call a doctor as these may be signs of sun poisoning.


Here is our sun burn first aid guide.  You may want to apply some ice wrapped in a washcloth or also take some Ibuprofen to decrease the pain and swelling.


I do hope you are feeling better and remember to always use your sunscreen when you are out in the sun and reapply every two hours to prevent sun burn.


Thank you for your question.

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By shelby714, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/07/13, First Published: 07/04/10