The following are the most common
symptoms of a sunburn. However, each individual may experience symptoms differently.
Symptoms may include:
Swelling of the skin
Weakness, confusion, or
Dry, itching, and peeling
skin days after the burn
Severe sunburns may cause a person
to become dehydrated and even go into shock. This is characterized by fainting, low
blood pressure, and profound weakness. Immediate medical attention is necessary if this
happens. By the time redness and pain appear, the damage has been done. Pain is usually
at its worst 6 to 48 hours after the burn. While the symptoms of a sunburn may be
temporary, the skin damage is permanent. The symptoms of a sunburn may resemble other
skin conditions. Always talk with your healthcare provider for a diagnosis.