- Sunburn is an acute inflammatory skin condition characterised by erythema, oedema, vesiculation, and desquamation, with associated symptoms of pain and/or pruritus.
- Sunburn is a major preventable risk factor for accelerated photo-ageing and most common forms of skin cancer.
- The disease typically runs a self-limited course and is treated symptomatically.
- Education about future sunburn prevention via sun avoidance during peak daylight hours and the use of protective clothing/sunscreen are key interventions.
Last updated: Apr 03, 2013