Sun Poisoning: Symptoms & Treatment

What is Sun Poisoning? 1 of 8

As scary as it sounds, sun poisoning is not an actual infection or poisoning of the body. The term refers to a person's sensitivity to sun exposure and the range of symptoms that can affect an individual based on how sensitive to sun exposure her or she is.

Sun sensitivity can also be caused by medications or beauty products that you use, which can include:

  • birth control pills
  • antibiotics
  • acne medications
  • heart-related medications
  • anit-depressants
  • diuretics
  • antibacterial creams/soaps
  • anti-fungal medications or creams
  • perfumes or sprays