Are you sunburnt? Watch out for these signs and symptoms to know
Published on:8 July 2021, 13:32pm IST
Severe sunburn can damage your DNA, therefore you must keep an eye on these tell-tale signs and symptoms to cure it at an early stage.
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A sunburn indicates that sun damage has wreaked havoc on your skin, due to prolonged exposure to UV radiation. They are different from the burns you receive from something hot. Suburbs are caused by ultraviolet radiation that damages your skin, resulting in redness, swelling, inflammation and sometimes pain.
Have you ever been exposed to sunlight for extended periods, in the absence of long sleeved clothes or sunscreen? If so, you may have found that the sun eventually burns your skin, making it red and irritated. There are some immediate symptoms of sunburn, while there are others you may experience after being in the sun for several days.
Immediate symptoms of sunburn are:
Sunburn can turn your skin red or pinkish. It will eventually heal, but some people might experience the redness on their skin for a longer period of time.
The sun gives off ultraviolet light that damages skin and causes sunburn. Over time, these rays can cause wrinkles, dark spots and other skin problems.
Your skin might feel warm or hot to the touch.
Experiencing itchiness and dryness are common too. The frequent itching sensation may add to the irritation.
Severe redness, pain or tenderness are the result of sunburn. When the skin is touched or rubbed, you may feel pain.