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Sunburn is serious business.

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Sunburn is serious business.

What is sunburn?Sunburn is a radiation burn that affects living tissue (skin, for example) that is caused by an overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation-usually from the sun. It is painful, yet many just assume it is a part of summer. It doesn't have to be. Symptoms can include blistering, swelling, edema, itching, peeling skin, rash, nausea, fever, chills, and fainting. Also, a small amount of heat is given off from the burn, caused by the concentration of blood in the healing process, giving a warm feeling to the affected area. Blistering is a sign of second degree sunburn.With the ozone layer providing less and less protection from UV rays,...

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