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30 SPF sunscreen applied every 30 minutes, swelling/puffiness on forehead, Sunburn?

I was in the sun this weekend. I wore 30 spf sunscreen reapplying every 30 minutes. I am slightly burnt around my forehead hairline and on my part. My part slightly huts but my forehead doesn t. When I got home from work today I noticed that I have a swelling/puffiness in the center of my forehead from my eyebrows to my hairline. This is something that needs to be seen by a doctor or should the puffiness go down?
Asked On : Fri, 27 Apr 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
the swelling on your forehead is due to the sun burn.
ultraviolet lights that cause sunburns actually hurt our skin cells. Our immune system sees this as a threat and reacts. The swelling is one of the signs of inflammation. The mechanism of this immune system reaction is very complex. the swelling is caused by the release of water and healing molecules from the blood stream in the sunburned area. When the skin heals, the swelling will go away.
to promote faster healing u can do the following
1.Cool affected area with damp cloths or take a cool shower
2.Take a cool bath with a half cup of baking soda in the water
3.Apply aloe vera gel to the burned area 2-3 times a day. Do not apply greasy lotions such as baby oil or ointments - they can make the burn worse by sealing in the heat
4.Avoid further sun exposure to the affected area (cover or use sunscreen,hats)
5.Rest in a cool, quiet room
6.Drink plenty of water chymoral plus(if u have pain)

see a near by doctor only if you develop blisters or you are in severe pain

next time when you know ur goin for long hours in sun use a sunblock with spf 50 & use caps.

Answered: Fri, 27 Apr 2012
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Dermatologist Dr. Puvvula Kishore Kumar's  Response
HI..dear miller..,
Thanks for choosing HCM..,
Swelling on your forehead...,
usually due to..Sun exposure..,
1) So avoid sun exposure..,
2) Tab...Levocetrizine dailoy for 15 days..,
3) Sunscreen lotion daily mornng appliation...,
-suncote, Uvaguard..,
Answered: Fri, 27 Apr 2012
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