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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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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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Can sun poisoning cause other sickness? Will sun poisoning cause other types of sickness or lower immunity system in our bodies? .

Yes and No: Sun poison can cause severe rash, blistering of the skin, fever and chills. Place you at risk for other problems such as melanoma, skin rinkles by breaking down collogen etc etc. Sun exposure does not lower your immune system. Everyone needs sun. Sun helps to activate vitamin vitamin d for instance. Sun can also cause cataracts, damage dna and cause oxygen radicals to form which cause harm. ...Read more

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Fri sunburn/blisters on rt. arm. Loose stools, fever. By Tues blisters on left arm, neck and lower right arm and malaise. Just sun poisoning?

Fri sunburn/blisters on rt. arm. Loose stools, fever. By Tues blisters on left arm, neck and lower right arm and malaise.  Just sun poisoning?

Sun poisoning: Probably. I suggest that you force fluids as noted: Force fluids: 8-10 glasses/day: Electrolyte rich fluids- Gatorade, Powerade, Vitamin Water Protein rich fluids: broth bullion, consume. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can I use desoximetasone cream on sun poisoning areas?

Can I use desoximetasone cream on sun poisoning areas?

Won't help much: If you are referring to sunburn, steroid creams don't help much as the damage is already done. Plus, this is a fairly strong steroid; you can't just put it anywhere! if you are referring to sun allergies such as polymorphic light eruption (pmle), steroid creams can help treat. If you mean solar urticaria (hives), creams don't work as well as antihistamines. For pmle or hives, see your doctor! ...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

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