Today’s post kicks off a new weekly series called 5 Things You Need To Know About…. Each week’s post will highlight a different topic that I’ll investigate and, along with the help of experts and professional sources, cull together five tips that will hopefully serve up some fresh ideas, facts and angles on topics you want to know about!
Summer is fun, but sunburn is definitely not! Who wants to look as red as a boiled lobster? It’s not pretty to look at, and for the person who has it, it’s pretty painful.
Sunburn is not always immediately apparent. Symptoms usually start about 4 hours after sun exposure, can worsen within 24–36 hours. Sometimes it can take up to 3-5 days to resolve itself. Typical symptoms include red, tender and swollen skin, and more severe cases can have blistering, headache, fever, chills, nausea, fainting and fatigue.