What Causes Sunburn Susceptibility?
Sunburn susceptibility can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'very minor' to 'needs attention'. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
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Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose sunburn susceptibility, we could:
- Research the topic
- Find a doctor with the time
- Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.
Step 1: List all Possible Causes
We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "sunburn susceptibility" as a symptom. For example, pyroluria.
Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist
We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
no social support group
high sensitivity to bright light
major joint pain/swelling/stiffness
fatigue after slight exertion
being a recovered alcoholic
low alcohol consumption
no desire to eat breakfast
lighter/paler skin color
being an unsocial person
being prone to 'stitches'
... and so on
Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause
A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of sunburn susceptibility.
Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis
is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.
In the Environmental Risk Factors
section of the questionnaire, The Analyst™
will ask the following question about getting sun burn easily:
Compared to other people with similar skin color, how quickly do you sunburn?
→ I sunburn very quickly, much faster than most
→ I am sometimes more easily sunburned than others
→ About average / don't know
→ I don't easily get sunburned compared to others
→ I burn much slower than most people my skin color
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate rapid sunburn tendency, increased sunburn tendency, decreased tendency to sunburn or low tendency to sunburn, The Analyst™
will consider possibilities such as Pyroluria
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