Anonymous asked in HealthDiseases & ConditionsSkin Conditions · 1 decade ago

How long does swelling last with sunburn?

My left arm is very red and covered with blistered but feels okay. My right arm is very red and swollen with a few tiny blisters. It is very painful though and feels a bit like when you've been laid on your arm and feels dead and achy. Every so often the pressure eases but then it feels really tight again and swells back up. It doesn't burn too much just aches.

I'm allergic to anti-inflammatories so can't take any Ibuprofen.

Thankyou in advance.

2 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Favourite answer

    It should die down after 48 hours, but may be sore for 3 days or more if it is bad sunburn. Drink plenty of water to hydrate the skin and if you can get a moisturing lotion that contains vitamin E which will help repair the skin quicker. When you burn it is a good idea to hold a cold flannel on the area for 10 minutes to help soothe it

    Source(s): hope you feel more comfortable soon and wear sun cream next time!
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    ouch !!

    look up this manuka honey

    the healing qualities of this honey are amazing excellent for burns

    you should be able to get it at the health shops its not cheap but the best

    put it on the burnt area's and cove with alight gorze for 24 hrs you will see and feel the difference

    hope this helps

    be careful in future skin cancer and all that

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