Sun poisoning is a lay term for terrible sunburn. It’s not a medical diagnosis but inflammation of your skin caused by ultraviolet radiation. Your skin will turn into a shade of lobster red; besides, you might develop a rash or blisters.
You may feel pain in the affected area. Moreover, if you have a weak immune system, you might also experience photodermatoses: these are skin eruptions that occur due to sun exposure.
You’ll be at an increased risk of sun poisoning if you have a light complexion, are on antibiotics or have a family history of skin cancer. Also, other factors include your living conditions whether you live in extremely hot regions or high altitudes, whether you frequently go to the beach, or are using chemical peels or antibiotics. Applying citrus oil before going out can also increase sunburn.