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Burning pain up and down calf of legs, skin feels like its going to rip apart and started just after a bad sunburn

By Anonymous September 2, 2017 - 3:23pm
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Hello, Anon.

Thank you for posting.

Sun poisoning is an extreme case of sunburn, a burn that occurs when UV radiation inflames your skin. It begins with symptoms similar to sunburn, and so it often goes unnoticed, leading to more severe symptoms.

f you have mild sunburn or sun poisoning, there are a few home remedies that may help:

Hydrate and take ibuprofen to manage the pain.
Cold compresses made of equal parts milk and water, or infused with Burow’s solution will help soothe the skin, and Aloe Vera gel can serve as an alternative.
Use cool (not cold) water when bathing and avoid scented items like lotions, bath salts, oils, and perfumes because they may react negatively with the burnt skin.
Avoid the sun until you’re well, and take precautionary measures to avoid a similar situation.

We cannot know if this is your situation, but if this pain persists see your doctor or dermatologist.


September 2, 2017 - 4:32pm
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