Fast Five Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of Common Summer Injuries

Richard H. Sinert, DO


June 26, 2017

Heavy alcohol use is associated with sunburn. Ultraviolet radiation may be transmitted through clothing, especially when wet, so sunburn may occur under clothed skin.

History and symptoms for sunburn may include the following:

  • Recent sun exposure or outdoor activity; outdoor occupations or hobbies; use of indoor tanning equipment

  • Erythema (develops after 3-4 hours and peaks at 12-24 hours; resolves over 4-7 days, usually with skin scaling and peeling)

  • Pain

  • Possible fever, chills, malaise, nausea, or vomiting in severe cases

  • Blistering (a sign of either a superficial partial-thickness or deep partial-thickness [second-degree] burn)

For more on the presentation of sunburns, read here.


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