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Doctor insights on: Breast Sun Poisoning

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In all cases is sun poisoning painful?

In all cases is sun poisoning painful?

In most: The skin can be very painful or have severe itching. Systemic effects like fever and malaise can occur as well.

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Sun Poisoning (Definition)

Conditions that some people may lump under the term 'sun poisoning'. It really isn't a specific medical condition. One has rash w red skin ; possible blisters, fatigue, fevers, chills or headache. Another is called polymorphous light eruption (pmle) ; it has sxs that were just described as well as dense clusters of small bumps over the body w ...Read more


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If your sunburn swells is it considered sun poisoning?

Sun Poisoning: One form of sun poisoning includes rash w red skin ; possible blisters, fatigue, fevers, chills or headache. Another is called polymorphous light eruption (pmle) ; it has sxs that were just described as well as dense clusters of small bumps over the body w possible hives on legs/arms/chest. Solar urticaria present w first set of symptoms as well as blisters, wheals ; possible dizziness, feeling >.

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Can you even out skin color over a sun poisoning scar?

Can you even out skin color over a sun poisoning scar?

Possibly camouflage: Scars can be noticeable for a variety of reasons, including texture and color, location and appearance. Depending on the reason for why it is noticeable, it can be camouflaged or improved, with techniques such as makeup, microdermabrasion, laser (or other light based therapy), surgery, or tattooing.

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Can sun poisoning cause you to have a weakened immune system during the time you have a rash?

Can sun poisoning cause you to have a weakened immune system during the time you have a rash?

No: Not significantly. However sun poisoning may be confused with lupus. In lupus there is dysregulation of the immune system.

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Difference between sun burn & sun poisoning? Some say it is the same thing and others say they are distinctly different. Ie, it Is an allergy, etc.,

Difference between sun burn & sun poisoning? Some say it is the same thing and others say they are distinctly different. Ie, it Is an allergy, etc.,

A matter of degree: Many people get sunburn but it is mostly a transient annoyance. If you get severely sunburnt, then it is likely a 3rd degree burn and may require intensive medical treatment. I presume that's what one would call sun poisoning.

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Symptoms in remedies to sun poisoning?

Symptoms in remedies to sun poisoning?

Malaise, low fever: Sun poisoning refers to the illness caused by sunburn on a large area of the body. In addition to the pain of the sunburn, there is fatigue and malaise, plus a low grade fever. Treatment for the burn can include skin moisturizers and loose fitting clothes. Ibuprofen (motrin, advil, (ibuprofen) etc.) can help with the fever, pain, and malaise. Don't forget to drink plenty of fluids too.

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Are the symptoms of sun poisoning bad?

Are the symptoms of sun poisoning bad?

Sunpoisoning: Sun poisoning is an entity that consists of mild to moderate sunburn, dehydration, and is mild body temperature elevation. The dehydration and temperature give a malaise which we call sun poisoning. Cooling the skin with lukewarm showers and taking in fluids are best way to treat. Aspirin is very effective for this. And next time, avoid excessive exposure and use sunblock.

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What should I do for mild sun poisoning?

What should I do for mild sun poisoning?

Ok if mild:: Severe sunburn called sun poisoning symptoms such as skin redness and blistering, pain and tingling, swelling, headache, fever and chills, nausea, dizziness, dehydration. For severe sunburn, these simple remedies usually do the trick: get out of the sun, take a cool (not cold) shower or bath or apply cool compresses. Drink extra fluids, take Motrin or tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain, use aloe. If severe see dr.

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What is the definition or description of: sun poisoning?

What is the definition or description of: sun poisoning?

There are different: Conditions that some people may lump under the term 'sun poisoning'. It really isn't a specific medical condition. One has rash w red skin ; possible blisters, fatigue, fevers, chills or headache. Another is called polymorphous light eruption (pmle) ; it has sxs that were just described as well as dense clusters of small bumps over the body w possible hives on legs/arms/>.

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What to do if I got sun poisoning and it's blistered what do I do?

What to do if I got sun poisoning and it's blistered what do I do?

May need to see dr: Sun poisoning = bad sunburn. Seek immediate medical care if you have these symptoms: blisters, covers a large area, or is very painful, facial swelling fever and chills upset stomach headache, confusion, or faintness signs of dehydration.

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Are sunburn and sun poisoning related?

Yes: Both are due to excessive sun exposure and/or inadequate protection against the sun. Whereas a sunburn directly refers to the effects on the skin with varying degrees of severity, sun poisoning refers to systemic effects on your entire body.

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Is it ok to put neosporin on sun poisoning?

Sun poisoning: Sun poisoning is a sunburn / sunburn with allergic reaction. It is better treated with desitin/aloe/cold packs and oral antihistamines/ tylenol/motrin. Cover up, high SPF sunscreen, drink f fluids water alternating with gaterade/juices. If confusion, dizzy, fever, blisters, pus go to ER/urgent care. Neosporin is a topical antibacterial and causes allergic reaction so avoid initially.

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Is there such a thing as a surgery for severe sun poisoning?

Is there such a thing as a surgery for severe sun poisoning?

Well, ..: Not really, but maybe if severe and infected, and possible one that causes disfiguring, etc with need for plastic surgery with skin grafting.

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What exactly is sun poisoning? I am told sun poisoning is sunburn. What exactly is sun poisoning? .

Sunburn Extreme: Sun poisoning involves more than a severe skin burn with blisters and swelling. It includes symptoms of fever, chills, nausea, loss of appetite, lightheadedness, and dehydration. A person may feel confused or faint and suffer from a severe headache. Some cases of sun poisoning need immediate medical attention.

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What exactly is sun poisoning? I am told sun poisoning is sunburn. What exactly is sun poisoning? .

What exactly is sun poisoning? I am told sun poisoning is sunburn. What exactly is sun poisoning? .

It is a sunburn: It is one and the same thing. Sun burns are red and painful and last for 4-5 days then go away, .

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Are gatorade and bananas beneficial in sun poisoning?

Indirectly: Generally along with the sun poisoning goes some degree of dehydration and gatorade and bananas can help with this.

Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
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Poisoning (Definition)

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