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Do you sunburn? (making it a poll, easy to answer)

Discussion in 'General Symptoms' started by BadBadBear, Aug 27, 2014.

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Do you sunburn?

  1. I burn instantly.

    17.4%
  2. I burn easily.

    52.2%
  3. I do not burn easily.

    30.4%
  4. What's a sunburn??

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  1. BadBadBear

    BadBadBear Senior Member

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    Do you tend to sunburn?

    I do not unless I'm out on the water or somewhere super intense. I have reddish hair & light complexion. My sisters fry in the sun, I do not. I don't really tan, either.

    Can our bodies get too tired to burn or to bother turning tan?
     
  2. L'engle

    L'engle moogle

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    I would love it if being tired somehow prevented sunburn. No such luck for me. My skin turns itchy and red almost on contact with bright sunlight so summer is a trial.
     
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  3. BadBadBear

    BadBadBear Senior Member

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    L'engle, do you have general issues with inflammation? I don't have issues with histamine/inflammation, my body seems pretty apathetic about everything. :)
     
  4. PennyIA

    PennyIA Senior Member

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    I never tan. I burn and I burn quite quickly. When the burn fades? It turns into splotches of color (not attractive at all - white skin looks better than splotches).

    I do have inflammation and histamine issues as well.

    Worst yet? If I get too much sun, I get itchy and woozy. I have gotten migraines from spending too much time in the sun in the past and crashed after too much sun.

    So, avoiding sun seems like the best thing for me, personally. I do take Vitamin D oil.
     
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  5. Sherezade

    Sherezade Guest

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    I am very white and pale. But before i got sick i could have hours of sun and never got tanned or burned. After all i was born in a tropical country and i spent most of my childhood in the beach. After i got sick i tan very easily, even without sun, which is an indication of adrenal insufficiency, low cortisol stimulates melanin in the skin, i think.
     
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  6. L'engle

    L'engle moogle

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    @BadBadBear
    My skin certainly inflames easily. I also get the dull ache in my head and neck that to me feels like inflammation but I don't really know.
     
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  7. MeSci

    MeSci ME/CFS since 1995; activity level 6?

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    I have very rarely had sunburn. The last time I recall is when I fell asleep drunk on a beach in the 1970s!

    I tan quite well. Dark hair, dark eyes, medium European complexion.
     
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  8. Lou

    Lou Senior Member

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    Add me to list that tans easily, though my eyes aren't brown.
     
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  9. Strawberry

    Strawberry Senior Member

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    I don't burn easily, although I am allergic to the sun, so if I get even the slightest pink I will get hives.
     
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