Breast and Muscle pain after Sunburn

| July 21, 2011 | 1 Comment

Image via sarasotadermatologyblog.com

Sunburn is one of the most common problems that people suffer from especially during summers. When you go fishing or plan to enjoy your holiday with your family at a well-known beach resort, you increase your chances of getting sunburned. Even though sunburn is seldom fatal, people are known to suffer from serious problems because of sunburn. Also, people who suffer from sunburn in their adolescence or childhood are more like to develop melanoma later in life.

Some women who suffer from sunburn may also suffer from excessive pain in their muscles and breast. Pain is muscle is usually caused when a person sweats a great deal when exposed to sun or during tanning. Usually the pain the muscles and breast will subside with time. However, if you still feel the pain after a few hours, it best you move to a cool area. Also, you can drink replacement fluids to compensate for the loss of moisture from the body.

At times, the pain in the muscles and breast can be unbearable and it is best that you consult a doctor if the symptoms don’t go away even after fluid levels have been restored. You must contact the doctor immediately if the following conditions develop:

  • If the person who is affected by sunburn is not able to drink fluids because they are vomiting or suffer from nausea.
  • If the person is suffering from more severe symptoms like vomiting, headache, fever and shortness of breath.

The doctor will analyze the condition of the patient and will usually suggest IV fluid rehydration. However, if the doctor feels that condition of the patient is not serious they may suggest oral rehydration.

Category: Breast Pain, Muscle Pain, Sunburns

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  1. rosie says:

    hello my sunburn is exactly like the one shown in the picture except from it has loads of red veins showing. how long will it take to heal? or will it get worse?

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