Why Do My Sunburned Legs Hurt When I Go to Stand?


Asked by chickey

My Legs Are Very Sunburned. When I Try To Stand Up They Feel Like They Will Explode.

Think it is the blood flowing back into the area, but it hurts so bad, feels like it will explode, can it?


No they won't but they may blister and peel. Your skin has received an enormous amount of damage when you sunburn. Putting cold compresses with equal parts water and milk, taking cool baths, taking small amounts of anti-inflammatories such as aspirin (if you can handle aspirin) and trying over the counter steroidal creams are some recommendation I came across.

If you're really in a lot of pain or feeling nauseous or feverish you should consider seeing a doctor. Good luck!

You should know: The answer above provides general health information that is not intended to replace medical advice or treatment recommendations from a qualified healthcare professional.