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Sunburn: Introduction

Sunburn: Any injury to the skin caused by the ultraviolet rays caused by the sun. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Sunburn is available below.

Symptoms of Sunburn

Treatments for Sunburn

  • Prevention:
  • Avoid sunlight exposure between 10am and 2pm
  • Use a sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 15
  • Wear broad brimmed hats and protective clothing
  • Simple analgesics for pain
  • more treatments...»

Home Diagnostic Testing

Home medical testing related to Sunburn:

Wrongly Diagnosed with Sunburn?

Sunburn: Related Patient Stories

Sunburn: Deaths

Read more about Deaths and Sunburn.

Alternative Treatments for Sunburn

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed in various sources as possibly beneficial for Sunburn may include:

Sunburn: Complications

Read more about complications of Sunburn.

Causes of Sunburn

Read more about causes of Sunburn.

More information about causes of Sunburn:

Disease Topics Related To Sunburn

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Sunburn:

Sunburn: Undiagnosed Conditions

Commonly undiagnosed diseases in related medical categories:

Misdiagnosis and Sunburn

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Psoriasis often undiagnosed cause of skin symptoms in children: Children who suffer from the skin disorder called psoriasis can often go undiagnosed. The main problem is that psoriasis is rare in children, and more »

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Sunburn: Research Doctors & Specialists

Research related physicians and medical specialists:

Other doctor, physician and specialist research services:

Hospitals & Clinics: Sunburn

Research quality ratings and patient safety measures for medical facilities in specialties related to Sunburn:

Choosing the Best Hospital: More general information, not necessarily in relation to Sunburn, on hospital performance and surgical care quality:

Sunburn: Animations

Research about Sunburn

Visit our research pages for current research about Sunburn treatments.

Clinical Trials for Sunburn

The US based website lists information on both federally and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.

Some of the clinical trials listed on for Sunburn include:

Statistics for Sunburn

Sunburn: Broader Related Topics

Sunburn Message Boards

Related forums and medical stories:

User Interactive Forums

Read about other experiences, ask a question about Sunburn, or answer someone else's question, on our message boards:

Definitions of Sunburn:

An injury to the skin causing erythema, tenderness, and sometimes blistering and resulting from excessive exposure to the sun. The reaction is produced by the ultraviolet radiation in sunlight. - (Source - Diseases Database)

A browning of the skin resulting from exposure to the rays of the sun - (Source - WordNet 2.1)


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