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A 41-year-old member asked:

How do you treat a solar urticaria allergy?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
Betacarotene: Sun avoidance, betacarotene orally, and oral antihistamines. If severe steroids.
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Avoidance: There is no treatment for solar urticaria that is more effective than avoidance, although antihistamines may help to reduce the itching. You have to cover up with loose-fitting clothes - unfortunately, sunscreens don't help.

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A 23-year-old member asked:

How do you manage a solar urticaria allergy?

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Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 51 years experience
Sunblocker: If truly it's caused by sun, sunblockers might help, favoring the ones can block uva. Antihistamines might be used to relieve the symptoms.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What is a solar urticaria allergy?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Madhukar Punja
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Allergy to sun: Its a type of urticaria (hives) triggered by sun's uv rays. It is a rare condition and can cause severe discomfort to individuals with this condition when they go out in the sun. The exposed skin breaks out in red raised bumps with severe itching lasting for several hours. Sunblocks, antihistamines and limiting the time of exposure to sun can alleviate this condition.
A 50-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of a solar urticaria allergy?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Madhukar Punja
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Itchy hives: Upon exposure to sun's rays the exposed skin breaks out in red raised bumps (hives) with severe itching lasting for several hours.

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Last updated Dec 17, 2018

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