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Sunburns

By on June 22, 2013 in Diseases, General, Health, Health with 0 Comments

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Skin turning red and hot is often defined as sun burns caused mainly by UV-ultraviolet light. Some other symptoms include chills, nausea, fever, rash and peeling skin some days after the sun burn. One should take prevention tips as sun burns increases the risks of melanoma-skin cancer usually in children. Not only this but some more diseases including actinic keratosis, liver spots, skin tumors, infection, dry and wrinkled skin can also take place. The UV rays can also damage your retina and cause cataracts.

Sun burns can last for about three to five days, often leaving a permanent damage to the skin. It is more effective on babies, small children and aged adult’s skin as it is more sensitive. People having a fair complexion are most likely to have a sun burn due to lesser pigments.

It consists of first or second degree burns, first degree burns being less painful. The skin in second- degree- burns not only turns red but also swells up and blisters. Sunscreens and hats should always be used to prevent sun burn on the first place as several deaths have been taken place due to it.

Skin changes brought about by the sun are known as photoaging. Photoaging results in weakening of connective tissues reducing the skins strength and elasticity and making it thinner. Also causes deep wrinkles, dry, rough skin, fine red veins on face, freckles on face and shoulders, large brown lesions and white macules.

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