health conditions


Question by  Bruce (28)

What is sun poisoning?

My doctor told me I have sun poisoning but did not provide me with any information on it.


Answer by  lesnan (14)

Sun poisoning is the same as severe sunburn. It is caused by overexposure to the sun and ultraviolet rays. The symptoms include nausea, chills, fever, rash. It feels like the flu, and the skin usually peels within a few days. The medical term for sun poisoning is photodermatitis.


Answer by  vietnamgirls (1177)

Sun poisoning is an allergic reaction due to overexposure to the sun. It affects the skin that is exposed to sunlight. Change in the skin's ability to tolerate the sun will cause redness, rashes, blisters, fatigue or nausea. It may be worse if you are taking certain medications or using skin creams.


Answer by  Jason41 (229)

Some of the symptoms of sun poisoning are: Severe sunburn, nausea, fever, headache & dizziness and you may have some fluid loss and electrolyte imbalance. If you have these symptoms then you most likely have sun poisoning. Your doctor should have prescribed you with an oral steroid therapy (cortizone) & pain meds.


Answer by  Marsha (2337)

Sun poisoning is when you skin has been exposed to the sun too long. It is worse than sunburn. It is almost like an allergy to the sun. It will cause raised bumpb on your skin and is uncomfortable.

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