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A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhukar Punja
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Symptoms: If you have photo sensitivity you will definitely feel it when you go out in the sun. Within minutes you will feel prickly sensation, followed by red ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience in Pain Management
See below: Oversensitivity of skin to light. Photosensitivity can be a side effect of medications or result from diseases, such as lupus. Treatment depends on th ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Photosensitivity: In phototoxic reactions, the drug is activated by exposure to sunlight and cause damage to the skin. The skin's appearance resembles sunburn, and the ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jess Crosier
30 years experience in Pathology
Porphyria: Porphyria is a genetic metabolic disease of hemoglobin synthesis which can cause photosensitivity, easy sun burning. Not all photosensitivity is fro ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
18 years experience in Dermatology
Many causes: Causes for photosensitivity) can be classified into 1) those caused by the presence of an underlying skin condition (eg., lupus); 2) chemicals/drugs t ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
54 years experience in Psychiatry
Zoloft (sertraline) effects: Zoloft (sertraline) is used to treat depression and Anxiety. Its side effects can be- Abnormal vision and visual disturbance. It may cause Photophobi ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Not usually: Solar urticaria is not usually associated with anaphylaxis but cold urticaria may. Perhaps extensive exposure can cause problem but most people would ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Not directly, but...: People who manage their diet to avoid gluten may risk becoming deficient in a variety of necessary nutrients. It's possible to learn how to have a var ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
14 years experience in Dermatology
Absolutely: This entire class of antibiotics often makes people sensitive to te sun.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
42 years experience in Dermatology
Minocycline: Yes, any tetracycline related antibiotic can increase risk of sunburn. Doxycycline gives the most sun sensitivity problems.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Haug
13 years experience in Neurology
Yes.: Light sensitivity, particularly for bright or glaring light, is common with rp. Other symptoms can include night blindness, decreased peripheral visio ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Larson
41 years experience in Ophthalmology
Tetracycline antibio: Tetracycline as a class of antibiotics can cause sun sensitivity and rach.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
Be careful: Tetracycline makes you more sensitive to the sun (photosensitivity), so wear sunscreen and be careful.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
No: Lupus causes a rash on the cheeks (malar rash) but not true blushing.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Easy question: Macules are flat. Papules are raised above the surrounding level of the skin. Hives are itchy papules where each hives lasts less than 24 hours. Hives ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. April Chang-Miller
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Lupus can cause hives, but this is uncommon: The exact cause of hives in lupus isn't clear. But it may be due to certain antibodies produced by some people with lupus. Sun exposure also may play ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: That may occur.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Sudarsky
23 years experience in Family Medicine
Weird skin: Many medications, food sensitivities or autoimmune conditions could cause either of these conditions.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
57 years experience in Endocrinology
No: I have never encountered this problem in patients taking actonel (risedronate).
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monib Zirvi
20 years experience in Dermatology
Lupus: Lupus can be associated with internal problems including problems with the kidneys, sores in the mouth, hair loss and other issues. Pmle involves the ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
I am unsure what the: Question is, here? You certainly need to see a Rheumatologist. Good Luck.
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Sun Sensitivity: Chemical reactive sun sensitivity may be a consequence of taking prescription or non prescription drugs, such as: ibuprofen, naproxen sodium, ce ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
27 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Sun may cause irritation to skin, sunburn. The best way to know or conform if you have folliculitis is to see doctor and treat accordingly.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hess
19 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Malar rash: Melasma is a very common patchy brown, tan, or blue-gray facial skin discoloration, usually seen in women in the reproductive years. It typically appe ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience in Pediatrics
LUPUS: Are you under the care of a rheumatologist? They know what they are doing and will even tell you what kind of lupus you have, discoid or systemic? ... Read More
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