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Want to know the treatment of photodermatitis?Nd which sunscreen is better?

Photodermatitis: More than 90% of reactions to sunlight are polymorphous light eruption (pmle) which develops 3-4 days after intense sun exposure particularly at beginning of summer, then tends to improve. Many conditions can cause light sensitivity, like lupus, porphyria, medications, even juices of certain fruit and vegs, such as limes. Sunscreens with physical blockers help but diagnosis is necessary first. ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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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 best treatment for sun poisoning spots and what can u do if you have to work in the sun?

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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How do you treat photodermatitis problems?

Sun Screen: Sunscreen can help. Of course less exposure is helpful. Stay out of direct sunlight, where a cap or hat. Avoid sunlight between 10 and 2pm. When you do breakout, try Hydrocortisone 1 or 2% to the effected area and wait till the rash clears before going out. Some foods can trigger and exagerated response as well. Do you have any food allergies that you are aware of. Use spf 30 or 50 too. ...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

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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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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 such a thing as a surgery for severe sun poisoning?

Is there such a thing as a surgery for severe sun poisoning?

Well,..: Not really, but maybe if severe and infected, and possible one that causes disfiguring, etc with need for plastic surgery with skin grafting. ...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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I believe I got sun poisoning about two days ago, yesterday I blackout once shortly after waking up and nearly again while on a fishing trip, normal?

I believe I got sun poisoning about two days ago, yesterday I blackout once shortly after waking up and nearly again while on a fishing trip, normal?

Not normal: If you are blacking out or fainting I strongly suggest you seek imediate medical attention - could also be symptoms of other heat exposure conditions like heat exhaustion that can lead to more serious complications associated with heat stroke. make sure that you are staying out of the sun and staying hydrated. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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In all cases is sun poisoning painful?

In all cases is sun poisoning painful?

In most: The skin can be very painful or have severe itching. Systemic effects like fever and malaise can occur as well. ...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