- Mild and uncomplicated cases of sunburn usually result in minor skin redness,
- Initially, the skin turns red about 2 to 6 hours after
exposure and feels irritated. The peak effects are noted at 12 to 24 hours.
- More severe cases (sun poisoning) are complicated by severe skin burning and blistering, massive fluid loss (dehydration),
electrolyte imbalance, and
- With too much exposure, severe untreated sunburn can cause shock (poor
circulation to vital organs) and even death.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/15/2014
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