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Son has dull white patches on the cheeks what to do he is allergic to sun?

Son has  dull white patches on the cheeks what to do he is allergic to sun?

Vitiligo: This sounds like a condition called vitiligo where the melanin in the skin which gives it its color is lost. This is frequently due to an autoimmune disorder. By itself it's harmless, but skin cancer may be more frequent in these areas. ...Read more

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"hi I have a question on my hands I started getting a itch a tiny pimples when rash it it's itchy am I allergic to sun or type of soap? " 

"hi I have a question on my hands I started getting a itch a tiny pimples when rash it it's itchy am I allergic to sun or type of soap? " 

See a derrmatologist: Allergies which are turned on by sun exposure are a large field. But your problem is most often a skin disease and not allergy. Caustic soaps are often irritating. A skin DR will help you. ...Read more

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Could someone be allergic to the sun?

Could someone be allergic to the sun?

Yes (rare): Solar urticaria is hives triggered by the sun. This is very rare. More likely are photo-toxic or photo-allergic reactions due to medications that when the person is exposed to the sun trigger a rash. These are quite common and if confusing can be diagnosed by allergists or dermatologists. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I am allergic to the sun?

Is it possible that I am allergic to the sun?

Sun allergy: Some people develop hives or a blistering rash from sun exposure, these can also be a reflection or more serious underlying autoimmune problems, talk to your doctor about your symptoms. ...Read more

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What can I do about being allergic to the sun?

What can I do about being allergic to the sun?

What kind of rash?: 3 kinds of skin rxns to sun - hives, sun "poisoning", photosensitivity (ps). Ps occurs when medications in skin are altered by light rays inducing skin injury. You & your primary care md can usually figure this out. Solar hives occur early in the season when sunlight strikes untanned skin & last minutes to a few hours. Sun poisoning , an itchy bumpy rash, occurs on untanned skin last days to weeks. ...Read more

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Am I allergic to the sun if my face swells up?

Am I allergic to the sun if my face swells up?

Maybe: There are rare cases os allergic reaction to sun exsposure. A complete history as well as in office challenge may answer your question. ...Read more

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How to deal with living in a desert like country if I am allergic to the sun?

How to deal with living in a desert like country if I am allergic to the sun?

Allergy: What type of reaction do you have to the sun? Use tons of high SPF creams ...Read more

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Could i be allergic to the sun and is there any advice for getting through summer with this?

Could i be allergic to the sun and is there any advice for getting through summer with this?

Reactions from sun: There are different types of reactions that can develop. Some people can develop hives from heat. Other reactions include phototoxic or photoallergic reactions. This results in a rash hours or days after sun exposure, respectively. This can be caused by medications, or by chemical sunscreens. If sunscreen is suspected, then zinc or titanium dioxide containing sunscreen is recommended. ...Read more

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What is it called if you are allergic to the sun?

What is it called if you are allergic to the sun?

Photosensitivty: This type of reactionis very much related to drugs. Mnay drugs can cause severe skin reactions if the patient has photsensitivty. Make sur eof this diagnosis and discuss any drug therapy related to photosensitivity. ...Read more