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

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: '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 >>.

In brief: '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 >>.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
symptoms as well as blisters, wheals & possible dizziness, feeling faint & confusion.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dr. Joseph Eastern
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