Sun Exposure Discussions

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  1. link Dancer8707
    extreme sunburn....i cant walk
    so i think i fell asleep in the sun yesterday at the beach i didnt notice i was burnt till i got home. My leg s were burning so much i didnt have aloe so i immediatly put moisturizer on my legs. it hurt so bad to put it on then a few hrs later i went - 77% more...
    Dancer8707- over a year ago - 84 Replies - in Sun Exposure
  2. link Jenniferalice
    I'm so glad that you guys shared your experiences. I am a Florida native and I have been burned very badly in the past. I feel that this pales in comparison. Everywhere else that I was burned is like a typical sunburn except for my legs. I had my pan - 74% more...
    Jenniferalice- over a year ago
  3. link Kathiess
    Kathiess here - don't know if my comment went thru. Have not posted in a while. Went to Mayo Clinic with this since mine has lasted 2 1/2 years.. They think a neurological problem has occurred and diagnosed "Hypersensitivity Symdrome" or ov - 57% more...
    Kathiess- over a year ago
  4. link Lousypictures
    I want to thank all of you for your responses and sharing. My legs are extremely swollen and I'm in terrible pain after being out in the sun yesterday for just a few hours. I can hardly walk or stand for very long. Every time my legs brush up against - 59% more...
    Lousypictures- over a year ago
  5. link Sunburnt24
    I feel for all of you people out there! It's been two months and a half for me and still redness is still there especially on my legs.. The pain is gone and whenever i have my legs elevated everything is fine but as soon as i stand on my feet for two - 68% more...
    Sunburnt24- over a year ago
  6. link Natem
    after a week of pure h*ll, and god only knows how many bananas and cantaloupes (both very rich in potassium) the leg pain is gone although my burn is bruised (app. an inch out from the edge of the burn.) my advice is to walk and take it east, eat alo - 28% more...
    Natem- over a year ago
  7. link Emmawimbo84
    i have just got back from a holiday in spain and 2 days before i was due to come home,, i spent the day at the beach (around 4 hours). I felt sore from sunburn all on the back of my legs that night. the next morning when i got up i still felt sore bu - 66% more...
    Emmawimbo84- over a year ago
  8. link Jaynee11
    The same thing happened to me, so like most people I've been endlessly searching for some sort of answer to it. My burns came from around five days ago, I was on holiday and laying on the beach as you do, had spf30 sun screen on, but the next opening - 80% more...
    Jaynee11- over a year ago
  9. link Jaynee11
    The same thing happened to me, so like most people I've been endlessly searching for some sort of answer to it. My burns came from around five days ago, I was on holiday and laying on the beach as you do, had spf30 sun screen on, but the next opening - 80% more...
    Jaynee11- over a year ago
  10. link Mrspectro
    Orion, My legs stayed very red for about 3 weeks. It took a while for them to look somewhat normal again. I got this thing on father's day and still feel some discomfort. I can sit here and type into this blog without having to re-adjust my position, - 78% more...
    Mrspectro- over a year ago
  11. link Kathiess
    Orion - I honestly don't know what to tell you. I don't know whether to move or sit still. Rest has always given me improvement, but last week I was in a class, sitting most of the day, and my butt started to hurt just like my legs, and my legs have - 59% more...
    Kathiess- over a year ago
  12. link Orion_authority
    Orion - Well it seems I have fallen victim... Mine is only on the back of my leg's as I laid out doing office work at the beach with the family... I bitterly have not worn shorts for about 15 years, so my skin has never seen this much sun... I was ou - 86% more...
    Orion_authority- over a year ago
  13. link Terrinichols
    So sorry everybody has experienced this awful pain that I am going through. I literally had not been in the sun for 10 years and decided to go to the pool 4 days ago, used bullfrog sunblock, but for some reason from the top of my thighs to my ankles - 66% more...
    Terrinichols- over a year ago
  14. link Kathiess
    To mrspectro - yes my skin also felt thicker where it was burned and still feels too tight there sometimes. To dunetraveller - actually I had only a first-degree burn - no blisters. And really not that much swelling. Just solid redness that was so re - 69% more...
    Kathiess- over a year ago
  15. link Dunetraveller
    Dunetraveller - I once went swimming in a pool in sunny South Carolina for HOURS at the height of the day as a kid. I was a pale kid from northern Illinois. BIG MISTAKE! 95% of my body was lobster red when I got out of the pool. I was in sad shape fo - 87% more...
    Dunetraveller- over a year ago
  16. link Golden Greek
    Alright everyone I am feeling 100% better now also have healed all the way and I have been back out in the sun at least 6 to 7 times already. I use sunscreen waterproof 50 now for some of you who did not know the number 50 is every 50 minutes you hav - 70% more...
    Golden Greek- over a year ago
  17. link Kathiess
    Yes I had a bad burn when I was about 19, but it also followed a normal course...nothing like this strange internal leg pain. This time, my shin pain fell to about half within a week and continued that way for 6 months. At that point, the pain spread - 79% more...
    Kathiess- over a year ago
  18. link Butterflyfish
    I honestly do believe that the heat wave or something to that extent is partly to blame. One time when I was about 13, I went to the beach with my mom. When I got there, there were a bunch of kids there (some sort of field trip) me being 13 I was emb - 58% more...
    Butterflyfish- over a year ago
  19. link Sunburnt24
    Yes the heat wave is making sunburn quite bad, unlike any sunburns i had before! I went to my dermatologist today for a check up on my healing progress.. Told me there's nothing left to do but moisturize the sunburn with a fragrance free moisturizer - 56% more...
    Sunburnt24- over a year ago
  20. link Vehicros
    Maybe due to the lack of rain. Which finally last week in Colorado Springs, CO had some wonderful rain, and again this week in Albuquerque, NM
    Vehicros- over a year ago
  21. link Kathiess
    Butterfylfish - Hi all. Kathiess here. Saw the EM doc yesterday (Erythromelalgia). He didn't seem to know that much about EM. He gave me the history of it. He wants me to start on Topomax that they use to treat migraines and put lidocaine patches on - 46% more...
    Kathiess- over a year ago
  22. link Butterflyfish
    Hello all. I found this forum a little while ago, and I've been watching it since. I went out to the beach and got a really bad sun burn. I was aching from the pain, but went to bed feeling okay. I woke up the next morning, stood up and about collaps - 76% more...
    Butterflyfish- over a year ago
  23. link Vehicros
    Follow up - During the first week I also had these huge yellow blisters on my legs, The pain was really bad for the first week, the second week was better, the skin was and is still peeling a little. It hurts to wear sock and shoes, but is bearable. - 43% more...
    Vehicros- over a year ago
  24. link Sunburnt24
    If anyone experienced the same thing before and healed, please share!! Thank you :)
    Sunburnt24- over a year ago
  25. link Kathiess
    Mrspectro - How are you doing? Have you gotten any better? Did your doctor have any ideas? I take Amerge when I get a migraine, but I do not take preventative migraine meds. This week I am going to see a doc who specializes in Erythromelalgia. It is - 43% more...
    Kathiess- over a year ago
  26. link Kathiess
    Vehicros - How are your legs? Doing any better?
    Kathiess- over a year ago