IN THIS ARTICLE
The doctor will obtain a medical history and perform a physical examination to determine if the patient has a sunburn, and to what extent. In more severe cases, or for people with preexisting medical problems, the doctor may order laboratory tests to aid in determining the severity of the injury.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/15/2014
Must Read Articles Related to Sunburn
Patient Comments & Reviews
The eMedicineHealth doctors ask about Sunburn (Sun Poisoning):
Sunburn - Treatment
What treatment do you use for sunburn relief?
Bad Sunburn - Experience
Have you ever experienced a really bad sunburn? What was it like?