Approximately a year ago, I awoke one morning and felt like I had just gotten a bad sun burn on my back. I consulted a dermatologist who just looked at my skin with a magnifying glass and said: sun damage I am 79 years old; have not been in direct sunlight or had a sun burn in over 50 or 60 years. How is it that at my age I am feeling this sensation? Since the onset of feeling the burning skin sensation on my back, I now have it all over my body to the point I am reduced to tears...............it is so painful. Is there ANY solution to this? What is the etiology of this condition? I am a retired RN.