Sunburn and Sun Poisoning (cont.)

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What are the symptoms of severe sunburn (sun poisoning)?

In addition to the usual symptoms of sunburn, in severe cases of sunburn, the individual may experience:

Cases of severe sunburn may also be associated with heat exhaustion or heat stroke, which is a medical emergency. Severe cases of sunburn require emergency medical treatment.

Sunburn pictures

Following are pictures of various degrees of sunburn.

Picture of peeling skin from sunburn
Picture of peeling skin from sunburn

Picture of blisters from second degree sunburn
Picture of blisters from second degree sunburn

Picture of acute sunburn
Picture of acute sunburn

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/19/2012

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