A member asked:

1st three days in warm sun, no spf or sunburn, and i have these itchy, small pimples all over my arms. new issue, started friday and hasn't gone away.

2 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Oscar Novick answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Itchy: You may have developed sun poisoning .Apply an anti itch cream to your skin available in the drug store and you can also take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) if necessary

Answered 6/24/2014


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan answered

Specializes in Dermatology

Not sun poisoning: Do not take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) unless you want a sleeping pill. It is dangerous to use if driving. It will do nothing for this type of condition. Biotin is a waste of money. If Hydrocortisone does not help, see a dermatologist. Need exam for diagnosis, then probably a prescription cortisone.

Answered 5/28/2018



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