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What to Know About Sun Poisoning

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People often mistake sun poisoning for a bad sunburn. It’s much more dangerous than that because it knocks electrolytes out of balance and often leads to dehydration. Sun poisoning is preventable when caution is exercised and you avoid the sun during the peak hours of 10 am - 4 pm. Once sun poisoning has set in, the goal is to cool the body down again with cold water and cool compresses. You may want to seek medical attention if blisters start to form because it’s important to make sure infection doesn’t set in.

What is Sun Poisoning and Why is it Dangerous?

As people soak up the summer sun, it may feel good in the moment, but it’s important to understand the dangers of sun poisoning. Sometimes, people mistake it for a bad sunburn.

However, sun poisoning is so much more than that. It’s an extreme reaction to prolonged sun exposure which can produce systemic effects. Read on to closely examine what is sun poisoning, sun poisoning symptoms, and why it shouldn’t be taken lightly.

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