A teenager has shared images of the sunburn she suffered while snorkeling in Cuba – despite wearing sunscreen.
Maisie Squires, 16, had been on vacation in Cuba earlier this week when she had extensive burns after a snorkeling expedition.
The boy from Leeds had soaped in sunscreen, but an hour was enough for the tropical rays to cook all her back.
To make matters worse, the teenager had to board a plane the next day for a nine-hour flight back to the UK.
Maisie Squires, 16, had been on vacation in Cuba earlier this week when she was shown extensive burns after a snorkeling expedition
In addition to the fact that her back is completely red, black spots can also be seen around the two blisters that also appear to have some cream (shown, after the blisters burst)
The young person (left), from Leeds, had lathered in sunscreen, but an hour was enough for the tropical rays to cook all her back. To make matters worse, the teenager had to board a plane the next day for a nine-hour flight back to the UK (just before the flight)
She told pictures of her injuries on Facebook and said: “So watch how swollen and disgusting my back looks like, but this is what my sunburn has become this morning just before a nine-hour flight back to England. Shocked! A&E is it! (wear sunscreen)
& # 39; I was snorkeling for an hour and my back was visible, but I didn't know my back was burning and I was wearing sunscreen.
& # 39; I was so blown out because the sun was very hot in Cuba on Tuesday and I have very light skin. & # 39;
The first image shows someone lifting the top of Maisie and exposing two yellow blisters.
The blister on the left seems larger and hangs down because of the weight of the liquid in it.
The bump on the right side of her back is smaller, but is still prominent enough to stick through her back.
Today Mrs. Squires (photo) said she had been treated at A&E. Although she added that the blisters are still very painful, and that she cannot lean back or lie on her back
Besides that her back is mostly red, there are also black spots around the two blisters that also seem to have some cream.
Two much smaller blisters can be seen at the bottom of her entire back that has suffered in the Cuban sun.
In a photo taken before her flight, the blisters in her t-shirt can protrude and cause problems if she tries to sit down.
Her post has now been shared more than 10,000 times and attracted around 17,000 responses.
Nicola Hartshorn Procter, who responded to the post, said: & this happened to me with a factor of 50 on my legs because I am so honest and burning. I feel for you that seems so painful, I had blisters but not that big.
& # 39; I hope you start healing and recover quickly. & # 39;
While Courtney Noel said: & # 39; almost looks like 3rd degree burns. & # 39;
And Clara Ebanks said: & # 39; That looks so painful that it doesn't cause too much damage to your skin.
Kimberly Thomas said to ask for her help and said: “You need medical help as soon as possible. I'm very surprised if they let you fly. They are serious burns and you may need a skin transplant. You also run a high risk of infection.
& # 39; Get medical help as soon as possible.
& # 39; Your body can also be shocked at any time by the burns and heatstroke. I'm sorry to worry about you. Please seek medical assistance. & # 39;
The Facebook message from the teenager (photo) has now been shared more than 10,000 times and attracted around 17,000 responses
A commentator, Kimberly Thomas, said: & You need medical help as soon as possible. I'm very surprised if they let you fly. They are serious burns and you may need a skin transplant. You also run a high risk of infection
And Jesscia Louise Humphreys said: & Wow, I can't even imagine your pain! This looks so painful! I hope you're well! & # 39;
Mrs. Squires later posted an updated photo with the blisters removed.
Today she said she was treated at A&E.
She said: & # 39; The blisters on my back are still very painful and I still can't sit back or lie on my back.
& # 39; I didn't have them removed or something like that when the hospital told me they just had to pop themselves. & # 39;
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