This allergy is a condition called Polymorphous light eruption (PMLE). It can be misdiagnosed as a number of conditions because of the red itchy rash that occurs on the skin.
The most common allergy is sun poisoning (polymorphic light eruption). If it’s a mild case of this allergy there is no need for treatment, but in more severe cases it may be necessary for creams and pills.
Symptoms can develop in minutes or hours after sun exposure. Sun allergies are not related to the pigments of the skin or how easily you can get sunburned.
What Causes Sun Allergy
Medication and other chemicals make the skin more sensitive to the sun.
Sun Allergy Symptoms
Symptoms of skin allergy to the sun include:
● Blisters or hives.
● Tiny bumps that may merge into raised patches.
● Scaling, crusting or bleeding.
● Itching or pain.
Other Sun Allergy Symptom Include:
● Small fluid-filled blisters.
Tips for Sun Allergies
Advice Allergy Sun:
Always put on sunscreen before you go outdoors, it should have a high sun protection factor. Use sunblock on your lips, use one that has been created for lips. What level of SPF should you use? Factors to consider when choosing a sunblock.
Wear a hat and sunglasses with ultraviolet light protection. If outdoors, wear long pants and a shirt with long sleeves.
Avoid any products that may cause a photoallergic eruption, such as antibiotics and oral birth control pills. Ask your doctor for his/her’s best medication and advice for sun allergies.
Sun Allergy Treatment
If you are experiencing mild symptoms:
● Medium against sun allergy - Apply a cool, damp washcloth to the affected area.
● If you have a itch spot or rash, spray a cool mist of cold water on the area or use a cream that contains Cortisone.
● Non-prescription oral antihistamine. This may give you some sun allergy relief.
If you are experiencing severe symptoms:
● A doctor can suggest a prescription drug (antihistamine )
● If none of the treatments are working the doctor will suggest phototherapy. This is a treatment which involves exposing the skin to ultraviolet lights.
● A combination of ultraviolet lights and malarial drugs, or beta-carotene tablets, can sometimes help .
Other pages on remedies for skin in connection with sun allergy.
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