Q: What is a sunburn?
Sunburn is a burn caused by overexposure of the skin to ultraviolet radiation. These radiation burns commonly occur when we spend too much time in the sun.
Q: How likely are you to get sunburned?
Anyone can get sunburned, but some people have less resistant skin.
Q: What are the health risks?
Sunburn usually doesn’t represent more than a mild inconvenience, but in some cases it can be a serious skin problem. Depending on the degree of the burn, it can increase the risk of skin cancer and in some extreme cases can be life-threatening.
Q: How to treat a sunburn
When you get sunburned, you should apply a cream or gel to the area in order to soothe the burn. Cold compresses will also help soothing the burn. Then you need to avoid further damage by staying away from the sun and staying hydrated. If there are signs of dehydration, fever, severe pain or if a large area of the body has been sunburned, see a doctor.