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Does sun poisoning cause severe headaches and hot skin? i almost feel like i'm getting a fever

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Dr. Susan Rhoads answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Yes go to ER: If you have fever and severe headaches after prolonged sun exposure, you should go to the ER now and be checked. Heat stroke can be very serious!

Answered 8/19/2014

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Dr. Michael Michaels answered

Specializes in Urology

Yes: Heat stroke(what you call sun poisoning)can be serious.Definitely causes severe headache & hot skin. Body temperature goes high,even up to 105. If you have a temperature above 103 degrees have someone apply ice packs to your armpits,groins,neck .Go in a tub of cold water.If you are breathing rapidly or are disoriented call 911 to take you to the ER. Take care.

Answered 8/19/2014

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Dr. Lois Copeland answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Effect of sun: Yes, sun burn causes vasodilatation and heat does escape from the dilated blood vessels. In addition, the skin can actually burn. It is best to avoid such excessive sun exposure, as years hence skin cancers can occur despite the length of time in years regarding exposure.

Answered 10/3/2015

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Dr. Randy Baker answered

Specializes in Holistic Medicine

Yes, can be serious: Common symptoms of heat exhaustion include headache, nausea, weakness, dizziness and feeling hot. Take your temperature- if it's 104 or more call 911 or go to the ER immediately. Otherwise try resting in a cool place, drink lots of water and take a cool shower if possible. See http://tinyurl.com/6ru4v53 for more details.

Answered 10/24/2017

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