Sunburn and Skin Cancer: Almost everyone has stayed in the sun too long and been burned. Too much sunlight can also produce the most common type of cancer—skin cancer. Some skin cancers are easy to treat because they do ...1

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Symptoms of Sunburn

Signs of severe sunburn can include:

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Complications of Sunburn

Sunburn is usually mild and short-lived, but it's important to try to avoid it because it can increase your risk of developing skin problems in later life, such as ageing (wrinkling) and skin cancer. ...Source: NHS Choices UK3 ...

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Causes List for Sunburn

Some possible causes of Sunburn or similar disorders may include:4

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Risk Factors for Sunburn

Who's at risk of sunburn? Everyone who's exposed to UV light is at risk of getting sunburn, but some people are more vulnerable than others. You should take extra care when out in the sun if you:

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Treatments: Sunburn

Sunburn: In cases of sunburn, follow the advice below:

  • If you notice any signs of sunburn, such as hot, red and painful skin, move into the shade or preferably inside.
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Prevention of Sunburn

How can people protect their skin from the sun? People can protect their skin from the sun by following the tips on NCI's How to Protect Your Skin from Sunlight page. The best way to prevent melanoma is to limit ...5

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  1. Source: NIEHS (NIH): health/ assets/ docs_a_e/ environmental_diseases_environmental_diseases_from_a_to_z_english_508.pdf
  2. Source: NHS Choices UK: conditions/ Sunburn/ 
  3. ibid.
  4. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  5. Source: NCI (NIH): types/ skin/ moles-fact-sheet

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