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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. Clarence Grim
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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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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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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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I'm on vacation at the beach can sun poisoning be a little rash and be really itchy? I just don't know what else it could be

I'm on vacation at the beach can sun poisoning be a little rash and be really itchy? I just don't 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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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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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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What is the best treatment for sun poisoning spots and what can u do if you have to work in the sun?

Sunscreen: "sun poisoning" is just severe sunburn. It should be treated with cool washcloths applied as often as feasible, and Ibuprofen or a similar anti-inflammatory for the pain and inflammation. You can prevent it by applying a good broad-spectrum sunscreen lotion every day, and reapplying it frequently while you are working in the sun. ...Read more

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What treatment do you recommend for sun poisoning blisters? They are on my hands, arms and lips.

See You Doctor: You need to have these evaluated and treated since these are severe burns and it sounds as if they may be 2nd or possibly 3rd degree burns needing antibiotic treatment as well as pain management. ...Read more

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Symptoms in remedies to sun poisoning?

Symptoms in remedies to sun poisoning?

Malaise, low fever: Sun poisoning refers to the illness caused by sunburn on a large area of the body. In addition to the pain of the sunburn, there is fatigue and malaise, plus a low grade fever. Treatment for the burn can include skin moisturizers and loose fitting clothes. Ibuprofen (motrin, advil, (ibuprofen) etc.) can help with the fever, pain, and malaise. Don't forget to drink plenty of fluids too. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of sun poisoning bad?

Are the symptoms of sun poisoning bad?

Sunpoisoning: Sun poisoning is an entity that consists of mild to moderate sunburn, dehydration, and is mild body temperature elevation. The dehydration and temperature give a malaise which we call sun poisoning. Cooling the skin with lukewarm showers and taking in fluids are best way to treat. Aspirin is very effective for this. And next time, avoid excessive exposure and use sunblock. ...Read more

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What should I do for mild sun poisoning?

What should I do for mild sun poisoning?

Ok if mild:: Severe sunburn called sun poisoning symptoms such as skin redness and blistering, pain and tingling, swelling, headache, fever and chills, nausea, dizziness, dehydration. For severe sunburn, these simple remedies usually do the trick:
get out of the sun, take a cool (not cold) shower or bath or apply cool compresses.
Drink extra fluids, take Motrin or tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain, use aloe. If severe see dr. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: sun poisoning?

What is the definition or description of: sun poisoning?

There are different: 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 possible hives on legs/arms/>. ...Read more

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What to do if I got sun poisoning and it's blistered what do I do?

May need to see dr: Sun poisoning = bad sunburn.
Seek immediate medical care if you have these symptoms: blisters, covers a large area, or is very painful, facial swelling
fever and chills
upset stomach
headache, confusion, or faintness
signs of dehydration. ...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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Is it ok to put neosporin on sun poisoning?

Sun poisoning: Sun poisoning is a sunburn / sunburn with allergic reaction. It is better treated with desitin/aloe/cold packs and oral antihistamines/ tylenol/motrin. Cover up, high SPF sunscreen, drink f fluids water alternating with gaterade/juices. If confusion, dizzy, fever, blisters, pus go to ER/urgent care.

Neosporin is a topical antibacterial and causes allergic reaction so avoid initially. ...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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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