Dr Lawrence Jaeger is the Medical Director of Advanced Dermatology Associates in New York. He has over twenty five years experience treating patients with sun poisoning and other harmful skin disorders. Lawrence Jaeger recommends preventative measures to protect against sun poisoning, including continuous re-application of sunscreens as well as protecting both your scalp and eyes.
Secrets Behind Sun Poisoning
Many of us have experienced a sunburn so horrible that it ruins the rest of your vacation. Sun poisoning comes as a result of being in the sun for too long and not wearing sunscreen. You are more prone to sun poisoning if you have fair skin or burn easily.
Symptoms Sun Poisoning
If your skin is very red and blistering or forming a rash, it is a clear indicator that you have sun poisoning, in addition to a sun burn. Other signs of sun poisoning are fever and chills, dehydration, and swelling. Usually the raised rash or blistering will go away if you completely limit your exposure to the sun, but it takes about a day or so to go down.
Sun Poisoning Prevention Tips
Rather than focus on ways to get rid of sun poisoning, it is important to focus on how to prevent sun poisoning. Extreme heat and scorching summer temperatures call for at least SPF 30. It is important to wear sunscreen, which protects against both UVA and UVB rays.
While lying out in the sun, you need to continuously reapply sunscreen, once is not enough. The sun is at its peak between 10 A.M. and 2 P.M., which is a good time to limit your exposure to the sun. If you lay out during this time, use protection. In addition to sunscreen, it is important to wear a hat to protect your scalp and sunglasses to protect your eyes.
Exposure to the sun is not all bad if you are safe and protect yourself. Monitoring the amount of sunscreen you have applied and how long you have been lying out are both essential. Enjoy the warm weather, but prevent sun poisoning this summer.
Dr. Lawrence Jaeger and his staff of skin care professionals treat patients with sun poisoning and other sun related skin conditions at Advanced Dermatology Associates in New York.