With these hot, muggy days, being out in the sun too long can sometimes cause more than a sunburn. It could be sun poisoning. Here's a few ways to tell the difference between the two.

1. Do you feel like you have the flu? Summer isn't really known as flu season so if you've been exposed to the sun for a long period of time and you're experiencing flu-like symptons, it could be a sign of sun poisoning.

2. Your skin prickles. You know when you have a sunburn. It hurts to touch the skin, but it it makes you want to scream it could be another sign of sun posioning.

3. Feeling lightheaded or dizzy? This usually a sign that you're dehydrated and you've had too much sun.

According to an article from Reader's Digest, a few more signs that may indicate sun poisoning include your skin blisters and a fever.

Take precautions by keeping yourself hydrated, take breaks from being in the sun for extended periods of time and apply uv protection liberally.

Amy Walters