Severe sunburn leaves dent in Texas man’s head

Blisters, itchiness and pain are all commonly associated with sunburn. But one Texas man experienced something unusual after he spent too much in the light - a dent right in the middle of his forehead.

Cade Huckabay recently took to Twitter to share his sunburn wounds. In a series of four photos, he revealed that his head was so swollen at one point that touching the area with his fingertip would leave a dent for up to an hour and a half.

“One time I shaved my head, got severely sunburned, & swelled up just a little but :-),” he wrote.

Since uploading the post earlier this week, it’s gone viral, with more than 100,000 retweets and over 316,000 likes.

Many responded with concern, asking if he consulted a physician. Although he said he did not visit the doctor, he told people the incident happened months ago and assured them “Advil and ice got the job done.”

A few could relate to his story, chiming in the to reveal their own sunburn nightmares.

» RELATED: How to pick the right sunscreen — and which ones to avoid

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, most sunscreens should be applied about 15 to 30 minutes before you'll be out in the sun, which gives your skin time to absorb them.

If you're going to be exposed to the sun for more than 20 minutes, you should use sunscreen. This not only applies to days at the beach or pool, but also when you're out running errands, walking down the street and driving. This type of exposure adds up over time, and even though you may not receive enough exposure to get burned, you could still be harming your skin.

Huckabay seems to have learned his lesson.

“Word to the wise,” he wrote, “wear sunscreen.”