Sunburn is an inflammatory reaction of the skin to natural sun radiation or from artificial ultraviolet (UV) rays.
A sunburn is the result of skin overexposure to ultraviolet-b (UVB) light rays, normally from the sun. Depending on skin type, a person may be more or less protected from damaging radiation.
Children and light-skinned people are most susceptible of developing a sunburn. The painful reddening develops within 12-24 hours after a few hours of exposure to sunlight with maximum intensity and it disappears after 48-72 hours. In cases of extreme UV damage, blisters can form on the skin. Serious cases can be accompanied by fever and generally feelingof being ill.
Sunburn leads as well to changes in the skin as moles and freckles. If the skin experiences long-lasting injury from UV rays aging develops more rapidly and risk of basal-cell carcinoma is higher. Serious sunburns during childhood leads to the formation of melanoma. Cooling lotions and locally applied cortisone can be applied to the sunburn. To prevent sunburns, wear clothing and sunblock to protect you from the sun and avoid sunlight at the brightest hours around noon.
Several years of work in academia, medical practice and finally commercialization make it possible to provide an end-to-end process to help users to “find the appropriate medical help based on their present symptoms”. Below you will find a short explanation, showing you which part of the platform will help you best in finding the appropriate medical support.
Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
You can also add symptoms by typing your medical complaint in the search box and selecting the best matching suggestion.
Note: Your information will be kept anonymously.
Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
Click on “Book appointment” to start the online appointment booking process with the desired doctor.
Please select an available appointment. “Green“ appointments are booked directly. “Red“ appointments need to be confirmed by the doctor.
Enter your general personal and health information.
Enter your present medical symptoms.
Enter your mobile phone number to identify yourself and you can finalize the appointment booking.
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