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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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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I have gotten awful sun poisoning on my face 3 or 4 times, I have heard this can be related to skin cancer?

I have gotten awful sun poisoning on my face 3 or 4 times, I have heard this can be related to skin cancer?

Skin cancer: Sun burns as a child dramatically increases the chance of developing skin cancer as an adult. Protect your skin with sunscreen daily and avoid mid day sun . See a dermatologist for a yearly skin cancer check to be safe. ...Read more

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After the peeling of sun poisoning how long till skin becomes normal again and are able to tan possibly or just be able to be in the sun?

After the peeling of sun poisoning how long till skin becomes normal again and are able to tan possibly or just be able to be in the sun?

See below: Depending on how severe the burn was it may take several days to a week and longer for a severe burn. Although the skin may return to looking normal, it has been damaged and repeated sunburn effect is cumulative and can lead to skin cancer. It's extremely important to use at sunscreen with SPF of 50 or more, even when it is cloudy or hazy outdoors. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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What is the difference between heat rash and sun poisoning rash?

What is the difference between heat rash and sun poisoning rash?

Heat rash: Heat rash occurs in the folds of the skin such as waist, underarms, etc. Sun poisoning or sensitivity is just that, more related to direct contact with sunshine. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
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Poisoning (Definition)

Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze . . . are all ...Read more


Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more