health conditions


Question by  MissFrizzle (25)

Why would a sunburn cause my legs to swell?

My thighs and the tops of my feet are especially swollen.


Answer by  Sergiu (344)

Inflammation is a process where your body responds to external threats such as germs, injuries, radiation and other. It includes swelling, reddening, pain, sometimes heat sensation. It is the way by which your body is signaling to your immune system that the tissue needs to be repaired.


Answer by  PJ24 (220)

Any tissue damage causes inflammation. This means that pain mediators, such as prostaglandins and bradykinin, are released, and the blood vessels become more permeable. The first process causes pain (dolor) and local warmth (calor), the second causes redness (rubor) and swelling (tumor).


Answer by  lokindra (481)

A sunburn is just like any other kind of burn. A particularly bad sunburn can cause swelling and/or blistering similar to what you'd get with a second degree burn. If it's really bad, a doctor can prescribe medicated cream to assist the healing process. If it's bearable, treat it like you would any other sunburn.


Answer by  sailoryue (853)

depends how bad the sunburn is. ive had 2nd degree sunburn on my shoulders before, and they were puffy/sore. best thing is get pure aloe gel and keep applying.


Answer by  pagan23 (1342)

When your body get badly burned or hurt it swells up. It's a coping mechanism. To help the swelling go down put something cool on the area. You may also want to take some Tylenol.

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