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Difference between sun burn & sun poisoning? Some say it is the same thing and others say they are distinctly different. Ie, it Is an allergy, etc.,

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Dr. John Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: A matter of degree

Many people get sunburn but it is mostly a transient annoyance.
If you get severely sunburnt , then it is likely a 3rd degree burn and may require intensive medical treatment. I presume that's what one would call sun poisoning.

In brief: A matter of degree

Many people get sunburn but it is mostly a transient annoyance.
If you get severely sunburnt , then it is likely a 3rd degree burn and may require intensive medical treatment. I presume that's what one would call sun poisoning.
Dr. John Chiu
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