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I have got sunburn swelling on my leg and ankle, it is very

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I have got sunburn swelling on my leg and ankle, it is very painful when walking on it. aloe gel to it and drinking alot of water.this is day 5 and i have seen that it is blistering
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I’m Dr. Saha and I’ll try to help you.
How large is the sunburn area? or blisters?
Is the swelling increasing?
Did you take any medicine for pain?
Do you have any other symptom?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

some blisters are about 1cm and are all round ankle area. just been taking paracetamol 500g for pain and swelling staying the same. no other symptoms sunburn area from knee to ankle

Thank you for all the information.
Swelling, blisters suggest increasing inflammation.
Aloe vera helps to soothe the discomfort.
You can also take antiinflammatory pain medicine which would be better than paracetamol to reduce swelling, pain & inflammation.
Ibuprofen or naproxen can be taken if you do not have contraindication to them.
As there are blistering & so much pain, I would suggest to get it checked by doctor too.
Sometimes, steroid preparations are needed.
But in the presence of blisters it needs to be taken with caution.
There can be increased risk of infection.
Please continue to take plenty of fluid.
I hope this information helps.
I will be happy to assist, if you need any clarification.
Please feel free for any follow up query.
Best wishes.
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