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I got severly sunburned on my breasts at the beach over the weekend....under the area where the sunburn ends I noticed about a one inch swollen raised outlined area yesterday...now today that area is red and hot also and painful...should I be concerned?

By Anonymous July 26, 2011 - 9:35am
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I have sunburnt boobs from the beach over the weekend. Should I be concerned?

This weekend I went to the beach and now have severely sunburnt boobs. What should I do? Should I be worried?

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I over did the sun last Saturday. Today is Sunday. I have been using aloe. Today I bought something from the pharmacy. We are on vacation. My right breast is bleeding?

June 29, 2014 - 6:28pm
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Hello Anonymous,

Did blisters form? If so, did one of the blisters pop and bleed?
You need to be looked at by a health care professional. Look for a walk in urgent care clinic.


July 2, 2014 - 4:44am

I cannot make a diagnosis or offer treatment advice based on internet communication. You need to make an appointment to be examined by your physician. Please keep us posted. If indeed it is cellulitis, which it may be, you still need to be seen by your physician because antibiotics are the treatment of choice.

July 27, 2011 - 4:54pm

I can only imagine how painful your case of sunburn must be. Does this area that you describe appear to be filled with fluid? It could be a blister, which can be large or small and fluid-filled with red, tender,raw skin underneath. If this description matches the area you have described, keep the area exposed and free from friction. You don't want to pop the blister. However, since you say the sunburn is severe, I think you should call your doctor. Your doctor can examine you and prescribe treatment if necessary. A severe sunburn is serious.

July 26, 2011 - 4:19pm
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Thank you for responding and for the advice....the area is raised and hard but does not look like it has any fluid in it...the area above that was really red has not turned white and does not blanch when pressed on...could it possibly like a cellulitis n if so what treatments are needed?

July 26, 2011 - 6:55pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

I have this now. The skin on my legs was tight, red, and painful to touch, and the burnt areas on my chest were white with a dark red ring, and the skin was swollen outside of the burn. I started out with aloe, but that didn't seem to help. Neosporin plus helped with the pain and look of most of the more severe burns, but not all. Finally, I took a warm (not hot at all) bath, and the next day, I could actually put pants on without pain, and the itching of a healing burn started in. My boobs are a different story. I made sure to soak them as well, but the next day little improvement was seen. That night, I took another bath, this time a little warmer, and I soaked for a little longer. My legs are almost completely better, and my breasts feel like they just got burnt. It sounds weird, but it was a completely different feeling before.

June 1, 2012 - 5:37am
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