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Are sunburn and sun poisoning related?

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. ...Read more

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Sunburn (Definition)

An intense inflammatory response to excessive exposure to the sun that causes damage ...Read more


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Can Sun Tan and Sun burnt cause night sweats?

Can Sun Tan and Sun burnt cause night sweats?

No, but you could: have hot, inflammed skin after sunburning, and that could make you feel hot. Night sweats are altogether different, and usually related to hormones, thyroid dysfunction, etc. So, check with your doctor if this persists for more than a few days, especially since you say you have a lump at front of your neck (thyroid is located there!) ...Read more

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Can sun exposure increase foliculitis breakouts?

Can sun exposure increase foliculitis breakouts?

Yes: Sun may cause irritation to skin, sunburn. The best way to know or conform if you have folliculitis is to see doctor and treat accordingly. ...Read more

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What amount sun exposure causes melanoma?

What amount sun exposure causes melanoma?

Depends On Skin Type: Melanoma is the deadliest of all skin cancers. Your risk of melanoma with sun exposure depends on your skin type. Skin that burns easily and never tans has a higher risk of developing melanoma than skin that is dark and almost never burns. As a rule, you should always wear sunscreen when exposed to the sun. Not only will that decrease your risk of melanoma, it also prevents premature aging. ...Read more

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Rash on neck ? Sun damage

Rash on neck ? Sun damage

Rash: Rashes are like baskins robbins, they come in 31 different flavors. You really need to see a doctor for a rash since the only way to get an effective evaluation and treatment is for a doctor to see the rash in-person. ...Read more

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Acetal melanoma is not related to sun, superficial is related to sunburns, lentigo is to chronic sun exposure, what is nodular related to?

Acetal melanoma is not related to sun, superficial is related to sunburns, lentigo is to chronic sun exposure, what is nodular related to?

Time growth: The pattern of growth of melanoma is defined by the thickness of the lesion with those defined by Breslow of more than 1.5 mm thick having a greater possibility of spreading. With time the flat, thin appearance changes and the melanoma grows thicker to take on a nodular appearance. Later, this nodular lesion takes on an ulcerating picture wherein the prognosis is far poorer. ...Read more

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Can tanning lotion prevents sunburn?

Can tanning lotion prevents sunburn?

Tanning lotion: Tanning lotion will not protect against sunburn or sun damage. You need a broad spectrum uva uvb blocking sunscreen with spf rated 30 or higher. Neutropenia has great products. ...Read more

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Sun gives vitamin d but damages skin due to uv rays. Should i avoid the sun or not?

Sun gives vitamin d but damages skin due to uv rays. Should i avoid the sun or not?

DO NOT avoid but...: Sun exposure not only increases vitamin d but has other proven benefits unrelated to vitamin d. Uvb produces vitamin d and uva increases cancer risk- so avoid the sun when uva predominates. Precise instructions on how to be in the sun safely are at http://articles.Mercola.Com/sites/articles/archive/2012/03/26/maximizing-vitamin-d-exposure.Aspx. For info on the benefits of sun exposure see comment:. ...Read more

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Does isotretinoin cause irreversible sun damage? Will it cause permanent darkening of skin due to sun exposure?

Does isotretinoin cause irreversible sun damage? Will it cause permanent darkening of skin due to sun exposure?

Not likely: Topical Isotretinoin is well known to cause photosensitivity (easy burning) from bright sun light exposure. This will cause temporary redness and soreness, but not permanent change. Interestingly, Isotretinoin and other so-called retinoid agents have been successfully used for years to actually help reverse chronic sun damage. ...Read more

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Does Rosacea appear Brown after Sun exposure? Does Lupus Malar appear Brown after Sun exposure? What type of Butterfly Rash turns Brown in Sun?

Does Rosacea appear Brown after Sun exposure? Does Lupus Malar appear Brown after Sun exposure? What type of Butterfly Rash turns Brown in Sun?

Malar rash: Melasma is a very common patchy brown, tan, or blue-gray facial skin discoloration, usually seen in women in the reproductive years. It typically appears on the upper cheeks, upper lip, forehead, and chin. Lupus may cause a butterfly rash which can be exacerbated by the sun. A malar rash associated with lupus may be erythematous (red) or brown. ...Read more

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Pigmentation on face due to sun exposure.....Using suncreen lotions.....No use..Suggest me some ointments for pigmentation?

Pigmentation on face due to sun exposure.....Using suncreen lotions.....No use..Suggest me some ointments for pigmentation?

Sunscreen: Sunscreens are still the best option. Try the higher spf numbers. If persisting or getting worse you should see a dermatologist. There are some conditions we can cause discoloration when exposed to sun like rosacea. ...Read more

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Could sun at the beach cause melanoma?

Could sun at the beach cause melanoma?

Depends On Skin Type: Melanoma is the deadliest of all skin cancers. Your risk of melanoma with sun exposure depends on your skin type. Skin that burns easily and never tans has a higher risk of developing melanoma than skin that is dark and almost never burns. As a rule, you should always wear sunscreen when exposed to the sun. Not only will that decrease your risk of melanoma, it also prevents premature aging. ...Read more

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Can sun urticaria cause anaphylaxis?

Can sun urticaria cause anaphylaxis?

Not usually: Solar urticaria is not usually associated with anaphylaxis but cold urticaria may. Perhaps extensive exposure can cause problem but most people would have had a sunburn before further complication develops. ...Read more

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Swollen bottom lip from sun or sunscreen?

Swollen bottom lip from sun or sunscreen?

Either: Could be either. If you had a lemon or lime in a drink and were out in the sun it can cause a photochemical reaction and swelling and blistering. A homeopathic remedy Apis mellifica can help a lot with that. ...Read more

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Could sun-tanning cause skin cancer and melanoma?

Could sun-tanning cause skin cancer and melanoma?

Yes yes yes!!!: I will admit there are few things lovelier than a well tanned female body but in the end, a tan is a response to injury and ultimately not good for you. Sun exposure will increase the risk for skin cancers of all types, including the potentially deadly melanoma. It will also cause premature skin aging. Avoid unnecessary sun exposure (and tanning beds as well). Best to you. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I have a pretty bad sunburn. How long should I stay out of the sun now?

Be careful: Once the burn has healed. Never go out without suncscreen, a hat and sunglasses. Remember suncscreen needs to be reapplied every one to 2 hours. There is also sunprotective clothing-some of the companies are coolibar, solumbra and sunday afternnoons, and tilley hats. When you buy a hat make sure it is lightweight or you will not wear it. ...Read more

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Would it be possible to have a sunburn from hot air instead of the sun?

Would it be possible to have a sunburn from hot air instead of the sun?

Not really : Hot air or steam can produce a thermal burn for the high temperature just like exposure to hot water which can produce scalding burns. A sunburn can occur on a cold day and is the result of ultraviolet rays which pierce the skin surface . If your under an umbrella on a hot day and have uv protective clothing you won't get burned. Hot air and uv rays are different forms of energy. ...Read more

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If i already got a sunburn, is the safe to expose more myself to more sun?

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If i already got a sunburn, is the safe to expose more myself to more sun?

Sunburn danger: If you already have a sunburn , then getting more sun will only aggregate your sunburn. Sunburns increase your risk of skin cancer and melanoma. ...Read more

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Sunburn , is a heavy tan a good thing or a bad thing? And does it just mean you're heavily sun burnt?

No Sunburns!: There is no such thing as a healthy tan - unless you are born with it. Sunburns and tans are thought of as damaging to dna - damaging dna can lead to uncontrolled cell growth leading to precancers and skin cancers - besides making your skin look aged. Play it safe, embrace your natural skin's beauty and wear a broad spectrum sunscreen, spf 30 or greater and re-apply liberally. ...Read more

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Can i get sunburned in my car just by driving in the sun?

Yes: The sun enters the car through the windows on the left side when driving in the usa. If you prolong this exposure, especially with an open window, a sunburn can result. ...Read more

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So i got sunburn and my skin is coming of will the my skin be tan or be white like if i didnt get sun?

So i got sunburn and my skin is coming of will the my skin be tan or be white like if i didnt get sun?

Pale: After the top layer peals away the newer skin below will not have the mature pigment production needed to keep you tanned evenly.You will have variation from pale in the newly pealed areas to deeper tan in the areas that did not burn.It may take a year or more before your tone is even. Liberal use of a sunblock can lighten the tanned areas so the change isn't as noticeable. ...Read more

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I started taking efexor (jan) & yesterday got a horrible sunburn, using SPF 50 & reapplying it every hr. Is this med sun sensitive?

I started taking efexor (jan) & yesterday got a horrible sunburn, using SPF 50 & reapplying it every hr. Is this med sun sensitive?

Effexor (venlafaxine) effects: I understand your concern. Side effects of Effexor (venlafaxine) may be-Photosensitivity, rash, contact dermatitis, dry skin and acne. Breathing and Music Relaxation,, Visual Imagery. Meditation, Yoga and Tai Chi are very beneficial for anxiety See a Psychiatrist for Diagnosis; discuss benefits and side effects of Effexor (venlafaxine) and decreasing the dose; and Therapy. ...Read more

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I tanned outside in the sun today for 50 minutes. I used no sunscreen and got no sunburn. Is this still risky rven without sunburn?

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I tanned outside in the sun today for 50 minutes. I used no sunscreen and got no sunburn. Is this still risky rven without sunburn?

Yes: You can, depending on your skin tone, get lots of sun before you burn. Any excessive sun exposure will, long term increase your risk of skin cancer. Always wear sunscreen if you're going to be out for an extended period of time. ...Read more

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If your sunburn swells is it considered sun poisoning?

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 >. ...Read more

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Can lymph nodes swell in reaction to sunburn or sun poisonsing?

Can lymph nodes swell in reaction to sunburn or sun poisonsing?

Yes: Lymph nodes react to inflammation by becoming swollen, having said that, if the lymph nodes do not resolve within 2 weeks-see you md. ...Read more

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Are the skin cells still able to be damaged by the sun even if they are dead from a previous sunburn?

Are the skin cells still able to be damaged by the sun even if they are dead from a previous sunburn?

The tissue just : Below the dead skin is vulnerable. Don't give your body a double whammy. ...Read more

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What are some ways to heal sunburn quickly? I used aloe, and after sun lotion. What else should I use?

What are some ways to heal sunburn quickly? I used aloe, and after sun lotion. What else should I use?

Tincture of TIME: Sorry, but just like any other burn or injury, it will take some time to heal. Your choices already are good. Use hi-# sunscreen when going out next few days so you do not add insult to injury and worsen the burn. It should improve in 2-3 days. ...Read more

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When the warning label on my medication I take says it will make me sun sensative what exactly does that mean? Does it mean im more prone 2 sunburns?

Yes: Many medications make you sun sensitive. This means you are more susceptible to sun burn and even other changes due to UV exposure. Tetracycline for instance can give you dark fingernails when exposed to sun. It is best to avoid unnecessary exposure while on the medication and use a good broad spectrum block with either zinc or titanium in the mixture. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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