A 21-year-old female asked:
i have a sun allergy called pmle and am looking to prevent it before my vacation to florida. is there anything oral or topical besides spf?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Dermatology 47 years experience
PMLE: Full spectrum sunscreen, preferably a chemical free one that contains micronized zinc oxide and micronized titanium dioxide will block the rays also sun protective clothing should be used. People who are allergic to poison ivy will break out on a rash every time they rub it on their skin. Pmle will act the same way in people who have it. You could be tested to see what wavelength affects you.
Last updated Oct 4, 2016
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