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I get sun burned, sun poisoning, hives, swelling, rashes, sickness and muscle soreness occur when I am in the sun for 30mins w/o sunblock 1h w/ why?

I get sun burned, sun poisoning, hives, swelling, rashes, sickness and muscle soreness occur when I am in the sun for 30mins w/o sunblock 1h w/ why?

Autoimmune disease: Some individuals have light sensitivity that can be secondary to autoimmune disease. This can be systemic or limited to the skin. I would consult an immunologist and undergo some blood tests to check for them. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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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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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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Im on vacation at the beach can sun poisoning be a little rash and be really itchy? I just dont know what else it could be

Im on vacation at the beach can sun poisoning be a little rash and be really itchy? I just dont know what else it could be

Sunburn: Yes it can start as a rash and get itchy/burning, use good sunscreen cream, reapply every 2-3 hours, stay in the shades, try to avoid sun exposure 10 am - 4 pm, if your skin is really sensitive, enjoy the beach otherwise ...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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What is the difference between heat rash, heat stroke and sun poisoning?

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

All quite different.: Heat rash (or prickly heat, or miliaria) is the rash produced when heat causes your sweat glands to plug up. Heat stroke is the overheating of your entire body when you spend too much time in a hot environment, become dehydrated, and can't produce enough sweat to cool your body. Sun poisoning is just another name for a bad sunburn. ...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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I have had a rash in the areas of a bad sunburn that I am thinking could be sun poisoning. Can the bumps last for several weeks?

I have had a rash in the areas of a bad sunburn that I am thinking could be sun poisoning. Can the bumps last for several weeks?

Photosensitivity: It sounds like you're describing a photosensitivity, which could be more than a simple sunburn. If you were on medication when u were 'over exposed' to the sun like that, this could explain the rash appearance. The good thing about the skin is it regenerates quite quickly, so hopefully the sun damage will disappear in a couple weeks. See a dermatologist if you need more help or try posting photos. ...Read more

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Daughter playing at park got a severe rash on arms and legs. But only where sun hit. Stopped at sleeves and not on face or neck. Sun rash? I have pics

Daughter playing at park got a severe rash on arms and legs. But only where sun hit. Stopped at sleeves and not on face or neck. Sun rash? I have pics

Location,location: We are not able to see any lab or pictures you have to upload.That is reserved for the paid concierge site. The fact the rash is in an exposed location can mean the sun had something to do with it, or the sleeves kept her from touching the triggering factor. This could be something like poison ivy, or other contact agent. ...Read more

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I have been full of stress for the last 6 months with an undiagnosed problem-, yesterday had a dermitius rash on arms and stomach- can rashes come from stress it did not itch but was warm to touch?

I have been full of stress for the last 6 months with an undiagnosed problem-, yesterday had a dermitius rash on arms and stomach- can rashes come from stress it did not itch but was warm to touch?

Yes: Stress is a classic cause of rashes. It has the sound of hives, but with no itch, it is difficult to truly give you an answer. Simply follow the rash and if it progresses, then a doctor needs to look at it. ...Read more

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Rash on arms after picking strawberries. What is that from?

Rash on arms after picking strawberries. What is that from?

Allergic reaction: This could be allergy to strawberries themselves.Other parts of plant or chemicals sprayed in area. Cool compresses followed by Hydrocortisone cream will help. If it persists or gets worse you need to see do tor for prescription cream or possible pills. ...Read more

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Rash on arms. Want to go sleeveless. How can I rid of it?

Rash on arms. Want to go sleeveless. How can I rid of it?

Hydrocortisone cream: It really depends on what is the cause of your rash. First try 1% Hydrocortisone cream, rubbed in 2 -3 times a day for 4 days. If this doesn't help, then you should see a dermatologist to have the rash diagnosed. ...Read more

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Rash on arms not raised is it hiv?

Rash on arms not raised is it hiv?

Rash?: A rash on the arms is not in any way a diagnostic sign of A new HIV infection. ...Read more

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Pimple rash on arms neck and back?

Pimple rash on arms neck and back?

Keratosis pilaris: Your description sounds like a dermatologic condition known as keratosis pilaris. This condition produces rough and pimple-like bumps on the upper outer arms and back. Sometimes the inner thighs and face can also be affected. ...Read more

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Mystery rash on arms and hands only. How do I find out what it is?

Mystery rash on arms and hands only. How do I find out what it is?

Get it checked out.: You need to see your regular doctor of a dermatologist to be able to identify what the rash is. ...Read more

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Developing rash on arms,feels prickly, comes and disappears....no fever or other symptom. husband doing same thing?

Heat rash: This could be a transient heat rash or possibly fungal. I suggest using 1% hydrocortisone cram, a beab sized drop 3x/day for 3 days and if not improved get checked and treated for a fungal infection. ...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. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more