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Old 07-19-2008, 04:33 PM
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Default I think I have sun poisoning

I got burnt really bad yesterday from working in the sun all day. I mean my back is BRIGHT red and so painful. Today I just feel drained like I could sleep all day I also feel sick to my stomach. My mom says I probley have sun poisoning. All I know is I feel like crap.
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Old 07-19-2008, 05:21 PM
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I am so sorry. I don't remember what your suppose to do for sun poisioning, i do know ti can make you plenty sick. I think there is something your suppose to do. Let me go look.


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SUN POISONING
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GENERAL INFORMATION

DESCRIPTION
Sun poisoning is a reaction to overexposure to the sun. The skin in areas most exposed to sunlight is involved.
Appropriate health care includes:

Self-care after diagnosis.
Physician's monitoring of general condition and medications (sometimes).
SIGNS & SYMPTOMS


Red skin rash, sometimes with small blisters, in areas exposed to sunlight.
Fever.
Fatigue or dizziness.
CAUSES
Sun poisoning is most likely to occur during hot seasons when ultraviolet light is strongest. It is triggered by exposure to the sun, usually in conjunction with sunburn. It is especially likely in children who take medications that cause photosensitivity (increased sensitivity to ultraviolet light). The most common drugs include tetracycline antibiotics, thiazide diuretics, sulfa drugs, and oral contraceptives. Some cosmetics, including lipstick, perfume, and soaps, can also cause a photosensitive reaction in your child.

RISK FACTORS


Underlying infection.
Previous episodes of sun poisoning.
Metabolic disorders, such as diabetes mellitus or thyroid disease.
CAUSES
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PREVENTING COMPLICATIONS OR RECURRENCE
Your child should stay out of the sun when possible if there is a history of sun poisoning.


BASIC INFORMATION

MEDICAL TESTS
Your own observation of symptoms.
Medical history and physical exam by a doctor.

POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS
Recurrence of the child's rash and other symptoms when exposed to the sun--even for short periods -- especially in spring and summer.

PROBABLE OUTCOME
Symptoms can be controlled with treatment if the child stays out of the sun. Allow up to 1 week for recovery.



TREATMENT

HOME CARE
Your child should stay out of the sun during the hours of strongest ultraviolet light (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.).
If your child must go out in the sun, wearing protective clothing and the most protective sun-screen preparation available is beneficial.
MEDICATION
Your doctor may prescribe:

Beta-carotene to reduce discomfort.
Chloroquine prior to sun exposure to prevent a recurrence of symptoms.
See Medications section for information regarding medicines your doctor may prescribe.
ACTIVITY
No restrictions, except for the child to avoid prolonged sun exposure.

DIET & FLUIDS
No special diet. Your child should drink extra fluids to prevent dehydration
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Old 07-19-2008, 05:40 PM
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Thanks Smkie yeah I definately have it. I have been feeling dehydrated all day and just out of it.
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Old 07-19-2008, 05:44 PM
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Thanks Smkie yeah I definately have it. I have been feeling dehydrated all day and just out of it.
Maybe try some gatoraid?
Ouch and hope you feel better soon. I got burned badly one time and used cold noxema ( out of the refrigerator actually) and boy it did help.
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Old 07-19-2008, 05:52 PM
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Pedialite! I know it's normally used for infants, but it is great for rehydrating and keeping vitamins up, especially if you are throwing up or diarrhea.

And for the burn.........NOXEMA (the face wash, may sound strange, but it opens those pores and cools your skin right away) I have never found anything better personally.

I had sun poisoning once (fell asleep in the sunning chair like a ding bat) and was very weak, nauseous, and dizzy for THREE DAYS

ETA: LOL, I didn't notice you mentioned Noxema BZ..........it really does help, and I have never peeled afterwards when I had to use it either
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Old 07-19-2008, 07:11 PM
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I had it once ( Burmuda ) and was soaked in tempid bath with lots of tea in water, ( 1947 ) Basically was out of it for 3 days . Recovered but then the cancer showed up 30 years later . Sun block folks !!!!
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Old 07-19-2008, 08:48 PM
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Sorry to hear that!

((((hugs)))) try and stay hydrated!
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