Sunburn is an inflammation related to excessive sun exposure, which can occur in both children and adults. The skin in the area exposed to ultraviolet radiation is inflamed, red, dry and itchy.
Frequently small papules and superficial vesicles can also appear and cause infections if they are rubbed and broken.
If the area of the body exposed to the sun is very large, the erythema may also be accompanied by heat stroke. Generally, the symptoms of the burn appear within a few hours of exposure to the sun and reach their maximum in the next 24 hours.