• shelby714 shelby714
    July 04, 2010
    How dangerous is face swelling from sunburn?
    shelby714 shelby714
    July 04, 2010

    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/treat the swelling?



  • Merely Me
    Health Guide
    July 08, 2010
    Merely Me
    Health Guide
    July 08, 2010

    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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