An NHS doctor has explained the dangers of getting sunburn in a terrifying video after a TikToker went viral for having giant blisters on his shoulders.
In a video, surgeon Dr Karan Rajan @dr.karanr responds to the viral clip by @timbroom17 who jokes: "Things to do in Florida… Wear sunscreen."
He then shows off a giant yellow blister on each of his burned shoulders.
Reacting to the footage, Dr Karan says: "It takes just one blistering sunburn to more than double your chance of developing skin cancer later in life."
"Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer," he warned.
Indicating the blister on the unfortunate TikToker, he added: "This bad boy is a second-degree burn. Use at least SPF30 and reapply every two hours."
The doctor's video has been watched more than one million times since it was uploaded on Wednesday (June 30) and thousands of people have left comments.
While some people were horrified, others could hardly believe the burns were real.
One viewer admitted: "When I saw this video I thought it was a joke and he had just put a couple of egg yolks on his shoulders."
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A second wrote: "Me minimum 50SPF or I don't consider going out."
"I put on sunscreen three times within four hours and still got those on my neck," commented someone else.
"How do you recommend to tan safely?" Inquired another user.
To which the doctor bluntly replied: "I don't."
Someone else commented: "My dad died from melanoma last year. I swim in sunscreen now. It's not a good way to go."
According to the NHS, the type of sun exposure that causes melanoma is sudden intense exposure such as sunbathing on holiday and getting sunburn.
Other things that increase your chance of developing melanoma, are having: lots of moles or freckles, pale skin that burns easily, red or blonde hair, and a close family member who's had melanoma.
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