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I was out in the sun for over 7 hours on monday and now i

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i was out in the sun for over 7 hours on monday and now i have a swolen forehead and swelling around my eyes plus my head is sunburnt and has blisters . im using alo vera gel and benadryl plus drinkink lots of water and using a damp cloth for the top of my head .is it normal or dangerouse to have my head swell up like this and do i need to go to a and e ?
JA: How long have you been using Benadryl? Has it helped at all?
Customer: i started today at 10 am and going to have another tablet in 1 hour
JA: Got it. Have you seen a doctor about the swelling?
Customer: i cannot get an appointment until next week
JA: Thank you so much for your time. Finally, is there anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: im taking anti depression pills called duloxetine 3 times a day
Submitted: 16 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 16 days ago.

Hi there,
I am an experienced Medical Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

You likely got severe sun burn.

The inflammation is severe.

You should go to the hospital for further evaluation .

Steroid ointment can help to reduce the inflammation.

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
Ok ill go to a and e thanks
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 16 days ago.

welcome and get well soon