Treatment for Sun Poisoning in Miami-Dade

Sun poisoning is a severe case of sunburn that is caused by prolonged exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation. You can become severely sunburned if you stay in the sun for a long period of time and don’t wear sunscreen protection. Sun poisoning symptoms can appear a few hours after exposure and include extreme inflammation of the skin, blisters, headache, nausea, dehydration, and fever.

How Our Urgent Care Can Help

If you’re experiencing signs of sun poisoning, you can walk in to a nearby UHealth Jackson Urgent Care center without an appointment. We always have a UHealth — the University of Miami Health System board-certified doctor on site along with experienced providers who can treat sun poisoning in babies, children, and adults.

During your sun poisoning treatment, our doctors will assess your burn, the damage to your skin and limb, and provide the best treatment for you. Your doctor may treat you with cool water or compresses, topical antibiotics to prevent infection, and intravenous (IV) fluids for dehydration.

Sun poisoning, when treated promptly, will heal over time. In the most severe cases, patients with sun poisoning may be transferred to our Miami Burn Center, located in the Ryder Trauma Center in downtown Miami. It is one of the leading burn treatment facilities in the nation and the only such center in South Florida.

Most Common
Questions

Do I need an appointment to receive sun poisoning treatment?

No, you can walk in to any UHealth Jackson Urgent Care center for sun poisoning treatment. UHealth Jackson Urgent Care centers in Country Walk, Cutler Bay, Doral, and Keystone Point are open 365 days a year from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and North Dade is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and closed on Sunday.

What’s the difference between sunburn and sun poisoning?

Sun poisoning and sunburn are very similar conditions. The main difference is that sun poisoning is a type of allergic reaction and is accompanied with severe burn symptoms that last longer than sunburn.

When should I seek sun poisoning treatment?

You should visit your nearby UHealth Jackson Urgent Care center if you experience severe burn symptoms accompanied by a high fever, headache, dehydration, nausea, or chills with blisters that cover a large portion of your body.

How long does sun poisoning last?

Sun poisoning symptoms can last anywhere from two to three days, or they may persist for weeks. It’s important to get treated early and properly to decrease the risk of developing skin cancer.

How much does sun poisoning treatment cost?

If you have insurance, your visit may be covered by your insurance plan. You may have to pay a copay and/or a deductible. If you don’t have insurance, click here to view the price to see a doctor and the services we provide.

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Walk in to one of five easy-to-find locations—all with plenty of parking—and our teams will strive to have you in-and-out within an hour. No appointment necessary.

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A Doctor is Always Available

We always have board-certified doctors from UHealth—the University of Miami Health System on site at each of our centers to provide expert care when you need it.

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We’re Miami-Dade’s only urgent care network backed by an academic medical center, with doctors and experienced providers who care about your wellbeing.

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We accept most major insurance plans and offer competitive self-pay pricing options. Click here to learn more about the cost of our services and payment options.

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To aid with your care, we accept most major insurance plans, which offer lower copays for urgent care, as opposed to ER visits.

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If you don’t have insurance, that’s OK. You’ll pay reasonable rates based on the level of care needed. Our prices are competitive and comparable to other local providers.

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