Sun poisoning is not really a medical term, but you’re really not being poisoned from the Sun. Even though that term is used quite often. Sun poisoning is a more severe sunburn in addition to those basic sunburn. Sun poisoning happens when your skin is exposed to UV rays for too long.
Sun can not only affect your skin but it can affect internally as well. You can get a little dehydrated and you might have symptoms like fever nausea or dizziness. Sunburn is a kind of poison too it just affects your skin. But besides just the skin you can have things ranging from some nausea, vomiting or dehydration all the way to severe heatstroke. Where your brain is overheated in your unconscious and altered and that’s some of the cases you see of these marathon runners who are running out in the heat.
Sun Poisoning Symptoms
Too much sun can cause a lot of pain.
- Fever Chills
- Blistering or peeling skin
- Rapid Pulse
- Pain where skin is exposed to Sun light or ultra-violate radiations
How to Prevent Sun Poison and its treatment:
- Apply Sun screens
- Get out of the hot environment
- Apply Aloe Vera
- Take Ibuprofen or Tylenol if you have symptoms
- Keep your skin covered
- Hydrate as much as possible
Now we are going to talk about how to avoid sun poisoning. When we say Sun poisoning, we really mean sunburn. The Sun can burn your skin just as surely as hot water, a stove or an iron. And we grade those burns the same way we grade real burns from other sources. Redness of the skin without blistering is a grade 1 burn. A grade 2 burn involves blistering. And a grade 3 burn involves full-depth penetration of the skin and loss of skin if you spend enough time in hot enough Sun.
You can get any grade of burn the best way to avoid sunburn is, first of all not to be in the Sun at the peak hours. Nothing beats getting inside or getting in some real shade between the hours of 10:00 in the morning and 2:00 in the afternoon a little later if your day allows it. Don’t trust cloud cover to protect you from the Sun. Some of the very worst sunburns we see are people who saw that it was a cloudy day. They didn’t feel the heat on their skin and thought they will be fine out there. The problem is while the Rays that cause heat are not getting through the clouds but the Rays that cause burns most certainly are.
Third try and cover up, no sunscreen beats the protection of a rash guard, or even a simple shirt and broad-brimmed hat. The more you can get shade the better. Remember Sun bounces off of sand or snow so if you’re walking on a reflective surface, you’re going to need some protection from beneath as well as from above. Of course, there’s always sunscreens. Look for a sunscreen that covers both UVA and UVB light. Both types of sunlight can damage you. Fortunately, most commercially available sunscreens today do that. Look to see what age the sunscreen is recommended for, whether it’s hypoallergenic and whether it’s “waterproof” I say quote because no sunscreen is truly waterproof.
Even the best sunscreen probably needs to be reapplied every couple of hours. Remember, also sunscreen takes a while to bond with the skin and work so put your sunscreen on not once you’re out in the Sun but when you get in packed up ready to go about 30 minutes ahead of time. Make sure to reapply even if you haven’t been in the water.