Toasted skin syndrome is a real condition and medical reports indicate that using a laptop across your legs can indeed cause it. The condition can also be caused by exposure to heat from other sources such as heat packs and hot water bottles. And, in very rare cases, the condition can cause damage leading to skin cancer.
THE IMAGE USED IN THE GRAPHIC IS TAKEN FROM A MEDICAL ARTICLE ON THE CONDITION AND THE CASE DEPICTED WAS DUE TO THE PROLONGED USE OF A HEATING PAD APPLIED FOR JOINT PAIN RATHER THAN A LAPTOP.
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