Health Tip: Sunburn Usually Damages Skin06/24/11
(HealthDay News) -- While there's no such thing as a safe
sunburn or tan, some cases can damage the skin permanently.
Sunburn occurs when sunlight or another ultraviolet-light source
exceeds the ability of the pigment melanin to protect the skin.
The U.S. National Library of Medicine mentions these warning
signs of a serious sunburn:
- Feeling dizzy or faint.
- Rapid breathing or pulse.
- Extreme thirst, a sunken look to the eyes or not producing
- Skin that feels cool or clammy, or appears pale.
- Rash, fever, chills or nausea.
- Pain in the eyes or sensitivity to light.
- Painful blisters.
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