A 35-year-old male asked:
Does dermatologist test for sensitivity to ultraviolet light?is there a test for it in his office? or can i just expose self to sun 15minutes to test?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Specializes in Dermatology
No in office test: A sensitivity to uv light is usually gotten by history from the patient. Sunburning more easily, a sunburn that is different form sunburns in the past. Some meds cause
sun sensitivity but your meds do not. An ana
if positive can cause sun sensitivity. Exposing
your skin to the sun for 15 minutes could tell
you if you are sensitive to the sun. Leave one
arm covered and expose the other arm
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Last updated Apr 20, 2014
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