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Doctor insights on: Facial Skin Sun Poisoning

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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.

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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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.

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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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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.

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Could it be alright to wash your face with sun poisoning?

Could it be alright to wash your face with sun poisoning?

Very carefully: If you have blisters or facial swelling get medical help. Otherwise wash a burned face with cool water, soft cloth and mild soap don't scrub pat it dry with soft cloth.

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My facial skin breaks out really bad while on sun holidays, have tried antihistamine but it still breaks out, i try and keep face out of sun?

My facial skin breaks out really bad while on sun holidays, have tried antihistamine but it still breaks out, i try and keep face out of sun?

Photo dermatitis?: Many patients suffer from sensitivity to sun, a condition known as photo dermatitis. We advise them to reduce exposure to sun. Using protective hats with long extension beyond the forehead can be helpful.

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What does sun poisoning look like?

Sun Poisoning: Severe sunburn or sun poisoning can cause symptoms such as the following: skin redness and blistering, pain and tingling, swelling, headache, fever and chills, nausea, dizziness, dehydration.

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What is a good medication for sun poisoning ?

What is a good medication for sun poisoning ?

Fluids,cool shower: Fluids by mouth cool shower or bath and cold compresses drink fluids aloe gel or moiturisers take tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin for pain of the burns antihisamines in some cases and local soothing lotions and local anesthetics in severe burns there is no specific medicine for sun poisonig best is prevent sun poisoning, use sunscreen, drink fluids, avoid long exposure to sun.

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Can sun poisoning give you the runs?

Can sun poisoning give you the runs?

Not certain: Heat exhaustion can cause nausea or vomiting. However, I am not aware of diarrhea.

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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.

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Is there an easy cure for sun stroke or sun poisoning?

Is there an easy cure for sun stroke or sun poisoning?

Cool compress,aspiri: For sun poisoning lower temperature pf skin with cool compresses and aloe bear. For the fever and muscle aches lower the body temperature with Aspirin or non steroidal antifinflammatories such as allege or motrin. If the temperature is high you amy need to be seen in emergency room for treatment and monitoring.

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Is sun poisoning and fever similar? I feel sometimes when i get sun poisoning i also get fever as well. Are they similar or related? .

Is sun poisoning and fever similar? I feel sometimes when i get sun poisoning i also get fever as well.  Are they similar or related?

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Yes fever likely: Sun poisoning includes a fever. It involves more than a severe skin burn with blisters and swelling. It includes symptoms of variable 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. If confusion or fever over 101-102 degrees get to an er!

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