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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Sun Poisoning (Definition)

Sun poisoning is also known as Sunstroke. 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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Has anyone here ever seen sun poisoning? Whats it look like?

Has anyone here ever seen sun poisoning? Whats it look like?

'sun poisoning' is: Sort of garbage pail term that lumps different problems together 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 >>. ...Read more

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Does sun poisoning cause severe headaches and hot skin? I almost feel like I'm getting a fever

Does sun poisoning cause severe headaches and hot skin? I almost feel like I'm getting a fever

Yes: Heat stroke(what you call sun poisoning)can be serious.Definitely causes severe headache & hot skin. Body temperature goes high,even up to 105. If you have a temperature above 103 degrees have someone apply ice packs to your armpits,groins,neck .Go in a tub of cold water.If you are breathing rapidly or are disoriented call 911 to take you to the ER. Take care. ...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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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, 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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How do you help one with sun poisoning?

How do you help one with sun poisoning?

Wet soaks/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 in the sun. ...Read more