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SUNBURN

What is Sunburn?
The term sunburn has been used to define the burn to living tissue such as skin, which is caused due to overexposure to ultraviolet radiation or sun's rays. Usually the most common symptoms of sunburn are reddish skin along with fatigue and mild dizziness. But there are chances where excess of UV-radiation can be dangerous and should be treated immediately. The exposure of the skin to lesser amounts of UV radiation is also known as suntan. Sunburn can happen to anyone and those who are out in the sun for a major part of the day are the most prone to this problem. Also people who spend too much time on the beach or bathe without sunscreen can get sunburn due to prolonged exposure.

Sunburn and its Symptoms:
Some of the most common symptoms of sunburn include mild and minor skin redness and irritation. But if this left untreated then this can become painful and in extreme conditions this can also lead to death. The skin turns red about 2-6 hours after exposure and there is constant irritation of the skin too. In many severe cases complicated and severe skin burning and blistering along with massive fluid loss and dehydration, electrolyte imbalance, and infection can be followed. The other common symptoms are getting chills, fever, vomiting and nausea, and symptoms similar to the flu. The symptoms of sunburn can also be fine blisters that peel off to reveal red and raw skin underneath



Sunburn and its Causes:

Sunburn is caused due to excess exposure from ultraviolet or UV radiation. Traveling in certain parts of the world, where the impact of the sun is felt most can also lead to sunburn. Then some light-skinned people are at greater risk of sunburn injury and those who had recent sun exposure are prone to suffering from this problem again.

Treatment for Sunburn:
Home Made:

The best treatments for sunburn can be done at home where you can implement preventive measures for avoiding too much sun and also avoid unduly exposure. The other options of treating sunburn are avoiding going out too much in the sun, covering the skin and other related measures. Then there are various medications like aspirin that help to relieve the pain caused due to sunburn.

Natural:
For milder burns you can apply a cool compress with equal parts of milk and water and change your clothing every few hours. There are various aloe-based lotions that are commercially available and these help to relieve sunburn. Also the ice baths can help to reduce the pain and problems caused by sunburn but you should avoid bath salts, oils, and perfumes along with scrubbing the skin or shaving the skin.

There are various treatment centers across the country like Tata Memorial hospital Mumbai, where you can avail treatments for these problems, especially for those who have been suffering from severe cases of sunburn. You should always consult a physician if the sunburn gets worse or if you are not getting relief from home treatments.

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