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Sunburn (cont.)

Sunburn Pictures

Picture of peeling skin from a sunburn

Picture of peeling skin from sunburn

Picture of sunburn

Picture of sunburn

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/29/2013

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Sunburn is an acute cutaneous inflammatory reaction that follows excessive exposure of the skin to ultraviolet radiation (UVR).

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