Toasted skin syndrome is characterized as localized areas of reticulated (net-like) reddness and dark pigmentation due to chronic and repeated exposure to infrared radiation. Main cause is repeated exposures to heat at a lower level than that which causes a thermal burn. Other terms used to describe toasted skin syndrome include erythema ab igne, ephelis ignealis, erythema ab calore and fire stains.
Who can develop this syndrome?
Can it be treated?
Dr.S.Nagakeerthana is a consultant dermatologist and dermatosurgeon.