Although sunlight in small doses is vital to a person’s health, damage caused by spending too much time in the sun can be dangerous, and even result in a medical emergency.
Overexposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can damage skin and eyes. While the learn long-term effects of the sun’s damage can include wrinkles, leathery skin, cataracts, moles, “age spots” and skin cancer, you should seek immediate medical care if you have severe sunburn with any of the accompanying symptoms:
- A severe sunburn with blisters
- Fever or chills
- Nausea or vomiting