Yes it is fairly normal to get water blisters on your sunburn, however this is not to be taken lightly. Sunburn can turn into something a lot more serious in the future and that is skin cancer. Therefore you should always do your utmost to avoid becoming sun burnt.
If you have lots of water blisters on your sunburn then it is advisable to head to the doctors. They will check it out to make sure it's nothing abnormal and will usually prescribe you some ointment. You will need to rub this ointment on the water blisters for a few days to a week, until the blisters die down.
To avoid sunburn in the future it is wise to always apply a high factor of suncream before heading out. Also re-apply if you have been in the pool or sea, even if it claims it is water-proof it is better to be safe than sorry. Also try and seek shade when the sun is at its most intense; which is usually between 13:00 and 15:00. Long exposure to the sun can also induce the unpleasant feeling of sunstroke that can make you feel very sick indeed.
Water blisters are actually evidence of really bad sunburn and so it should be taken as a warning that you shouldn't be caught in the sun again like this. It is not worth risking both your immediate and future health for just a bit more of a sun tan that will fade in a matter of days anyway.
I got a pretty bad sunburn several days ago. The water blister bumps only appear after I've been sweating - they take a couple hours to go away. I think warm showers help, because the pores open and drain a bit. Not sure whether a doctor would be able to help. Just don't let your skin peel (or pop too many of the bubbles so it starts to) until the skin underneath is healthy. I have a couple of peeling spots where the skin underneath is still fresh, red, and raw.
Hope this helps!
I believe it is just sweat under the burnt dead skin... I got the same thing going on... The all over my back... But the get worse when I am sweating like a the gym... The bumps mean that the burn is over... Lol
It all depends on when you get the blisters. Blisters with initial sunburn is bad and you should consult someone. Blisters 4 days after, I'm not sure they are technically blisters, I think they might be sweat stuck under dead skin and thus may not be as big of a problem.
It's completely normal. It's how your skin starts peeling. Honestly, you're fine and you're fine if you pop them. They don't hurt and its a way for you to get that burnt layer of skin off. If they are extremely painful, then its probably blisters and you may want to get something for it. You typically get them a couple of days after the burn. Yea, it's normal.
I have a big one on my nose right now, and it appeared only like a day after the burn. I was at a beach and forgot to put sunscreen on. I don't have blisters on any of the other places it burned. I have read that you should put aloe on it and let it heal. Apparently it's just sweat under the dead skin, and it makes sense because my nose sweats a lot. Good luck!
Try aloe vera on it. That should help it heal faster and feel better. If you still need more advice then contact a doctor or call your local pharmacy. You can keep the aloe vera in the fridge to keep it cool when you put it on. Good luck.
Years ago, I got very badly sunburnt on my upper back, and ended up with little blisters. These then merged together to form bigger blisters up to 1cm in size. Then they got filled with puss and became infected. I had to bathe them in salt water. It was so painful that I had to sleep on my front with a pillow under my body for days. I couldnt wear anything but the softest fabric and it was so painful to go to work. Painkillers helped and I made sure I never got burnt like that again. Thankfully they hardly scarred.
Yeah all I know is that it is painful because I got burned friday and it is sunday and for two straight days I have had water blisters covering every inch of my sunburn from chest to shoulders to arms to back. I have had 2 hours of sleep the whole weekend because it is too painful to let anything touch it. I can't even put on a shirt..
I have a sunburn on my ear today; there was a middle water blister was kinda bugging me a little, my father told me not to poke it but it did it by itself which I don't know how but I just had one thing to say that I think it is not normal or it is normal.
This isn't a good sign, with blistering, it means that you have either 2nd or 3rd degree burns. This is something that you definitely need to go to the doctor for, and I don't think you should wait until later to go, go now. And please don't pop any more of the blisters, o.k.? Hope this helps, good luck.
Yes this is normal...you just got a lil extra crispy. so here's what you do...
you can do one of 2 things....
you can play with them, pop them and get scar tissue which will leave what they call Sun spots.
Or you can go to a doctor who will give you and ointment that will drain them properly without scarring your tissue.
Either way you got too much sun... Get some sunscreen, go see a doctor... And stop turning yourself into a crispy critter!
I have the exact same thing, all over my cheeks, and its only been a day. I'm a little worried about it.
I don't think I should rush to the doctor though, as they should heal, But, if when I wake up its worse in any way, then maybe I'll think about going to the doctor.
Just wait for a while, see what happens and if there is no improvement, Go and see a doctor.
I have tons on my shoulders, chest, and upper back right now because I forgot to put sunscreen on 4 days ago at the beach, and they appeared this morning. There are hundreds of tiny ones and a couple larger ones(about 1/4 inch) on my chest. I've heard that they are just sweat stuck under the burned skin, which would make sense because I had a softball game today and sweat a lot because it was upper 90's with a high humidity.