Laptop Toasted Skin Syndrome Can Give You Discolored Skin. While reading this article, reflect on how long you have positioned your laptop on your lap. Be careful because long exposure of your skin to the heat of your laptop can cause nasty rashes in your skin, which is called “toasted skin syndrome”.
Toasted skin syndrome, also known as erythema ab igne, is caused by too long exposure of skin to the heat of any device like laptops, electric fan and baking stoves. Affected people develop discoloured skin that does not disappear immediately.
The good thing is patients should not be overly concerned. The syndrome does not cause ill effects, UK dermatologists add.
“If you use your laptop like this every day, there could be discolouration but even this should clear up”, says Brighton University Hospitals NHS Trust consultant dermatologist Dr. Bav Shergill.
Reports show a 12 years old patient who developed this syndrome after playing games for hours. Other cases include an American law student who spent six hours with her computer resting on her lap.
Doctors say the warning goes also for elderly ladies who spend all day sitting close to electric bar fires. Laptop, a modern day technology widely used by people, can go up to as high as 50 degrees Celsius.
Laptop Toasted Skin Syndrome Can Give You Discolored Skin. Posted 9 October 2010.