Dermatology Community
Facial Swelling from Sun??
About This Community:

This forum is for questions regarding Dermatology issues, such as: rashes, acne, birthmarks, skin infections, rosacea, and general skin care.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Facial Swelling from Sun??

Hi...I'm a 26 year old prone to sunburns when outside for prolonged periods of time, however always wear sunscreen.  This past weekend (Saturday and Sunday), I was outside for most of 2 days straight and again, worse SPF30 and kept reapplying throughout the day but I still ended up with a little redness.

On Monday I woke up to find my entire forehead was swollen and clear line from the corner of my eyes to my hairline showed the swelling above.  I iced my head, took an anti-inflammatory throughout the day.  I woke up Tuesday morning (today) around 5am and my head still looked the same, however I went back to bed and woke up again around 9am but couldn't open my left eye it was so swollen!  I again drank a ton of water, iced my head, etc throughout the day.  Now it appears the swelling is again moving and has taken over the upper part of my nose and is now swelling the corner of my right eye but I can now open my left eye although the lid is still quite swollen.

Is it normal to have swelling move around like this?  Also, anything else I could try to get this swelling down?  I start grad school tomorrow and am not looking forward to showing up looking like Quasimodo!!

Thanks!!
Related Discussions
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Dermatology Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
Top Dermatology Answerers
4851940_tn?1385441629
Blank
jemma116
United Kingdom
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
maatson
Other
Avatar_n_tn
Blank
alex0306