Australian actress Sophie Monk is under the care of doctors in Dubai after she fell ill on a trip to the United Arab Emirates (Uae).

The 34 year old has posted a picture to her Instagram.com page showing herself surrounded by a team of nurses in her hotel room.

In the accompanying caption, she wrote, "Balls! A day with doctors and tests was not on my list of holiday activities! Unless they have a tan injection, Iv of wine, or left there (sic) prescription pad. Ha."

Monk later added a photo of one of her severely swollen feet and suggested she might have suffered an allergic reaction, adding, "I mean??? After this pic, I understand why some say I'm a sex symbol! #Allergy #IMissMyAnkle #AreTherePlusSizeSocks? (sic)."