Sunburn

Alternative Names

Burn from the sun

Definition of Sunburn

A sunburn is reddening of the skin that occurs after you are exposed to the sun or other ultraviolet light.

Review

Michael Lehrer, M.D., Department of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 4/27/2009

Burns
Sun protection
Skin cancer, melanoma on the fingernail
Skin cancer, close-up of lentigo maligna melanoma
Skin cancer, close-up of level III melanoma
Skin cancer, close-up of level IV melanoma
Skin cancer, melanoma superficial spreading
Sunburn

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