Sunburn

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Definition

A sunburn is reddening of the skin that occurs after you are exposed to the sun or other ultraviolet light.


Alternative Names

Burn from the sun


Considerations

The first signs of a sunburn may not appear for a few hours. The full effect to your skin may not appear for 24 hours or longer. Possible symptoms include:

  • Red, tender skin that is warm to touch.
  • Blisters that develop hours to days later.
  • Severe reactions (sometimes called "sun poisoning"), including fever, chills, nausea, or rash.
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