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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Sun Poisoning (Overview)

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/>.


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Is sun poisoning and fever similar? I feel sometimes when I get sun poisoning I also get fever as well. Are they similar or related? .

Is sun poisoning and fever similar? I feel sometimes when I get sun poisoning I also get fever as well. Are they similar or related? .

Yes fever likely: Sun poisoning includes a fever. It involves more than a severe skin burn with blisters and swelling. It includes symptoms of variable 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.
If confusion or fever over 101-102 degrees get to an er! ...Read more

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
45 Doctors shared insights

Sun Poisoning (Overview)

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/>.


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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

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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

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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

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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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How long will it take to heal sun poisoning?

How long will it take to heal sun poisoning?

7-10 days: "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. Then, please heed the lesson mr. Sun is trying to teach you by applying a good broad-spectrum sunscreen lotion every day, and reapplying it frequently while you are in the sun. ...Read more

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What is a good medication for sun poisoning?

What is a good medication for sun poisoning?

Fluids, cool shower: Fluids by mouth
cool shower or bath and cold compresses
drink fluids
aloe gel or moiturisers
take tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin for pain of the burns
antihisamines in some cases and local soothing lotions and local anesthetics in severe burns
there is no specific medicine for sun poisonig
best is prevent sun poisoning, use sunscreen, drink fluids, avoid long exposure to sun. ...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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Has anyone here ever seen sun poisoning? What's it look like?

Sunburn: "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 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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Can you please tell me about effective home remedies for sun poisoning?

Prevention is best: Otc treatments for sun burn include any of the many anti-inflammatory agents such as Aspirin or Ibuprofen. Topical Hydrocortisone creams may help some. If you have systemic symptoms such as chills or fever or blistering you need to consult with your dermatologist or primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Can sun poisoning cause other sickness? Will sun poisoning cause other types of sickness or lower immunity system in our bodies? .

Yes and No: Sun poison can cause severe rash, blistering of the skin, fever and chills. Place you at risk for other problems such as melanoma, skin rinkles by breaking down collogen etc etc. Sun exposure does not lower your immune system. Everyone needs sun. Sun helps to activate vitamin vitamin d for instance. Sun can also cause cataracts, damage dna and cause oxygen radicals to form which cause harm. ...Read more

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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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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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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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What exactly is sun poisoning? I am told sun poisoning is sunburn. What exactly is sun poisoning? .

What exactly is sun poisoning? I am told sun poisoning is sunburn. What exactly is sun poisoning? .

It is a sunburn: It is one and the same thing. Sun burns are red and painful and last for 4-5 days then go away, . ...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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Are gatorade and bananas beneficial in sun poisoning?

Indirectly: Generally along with the sun poisoning goes some degree of dehydration and gatorade and bananas can help with this. ...Read more

Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
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Poisoning (Definition)

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