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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?

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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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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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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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? 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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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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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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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