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How Do You Manage A Solar Urticaria Allergy
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Solar urticaria: Solar urticaria is a type of hives that occurs when the skin is exposed to the sun. The hives are not necessarily on the sun-exposed skin, however. They can come out on skin under clothing. The symptoms are itching and red bumpy rash that looks and feels a bit like a bunch of mosquito bites, but without the puncture of the bite. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/solar_urticaria sunscreens can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Reaction to sun.: Swelling and itiching that does not stay localized with negative blood tests. The body reacts to exposure to sunlight. This is distinguished from other conditions which cause sun sensitivity such as lupus. Treatment is antihistamines, sunscreen, and limiting sun exposure.Betacarotene orally can be useful in minimizing symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Solar urticaia Rx.: Sun avoidance, good sun screens, and antistamines are primary treatments. Solar urticaria is a form of physical urticaria (hives) and can be very annoying. There are some medications that can cause a person have a rash on exposure to sun, but they are usually not urticarial in nature. ...Read more
Solar Urticaria: A very frustrating disorder. Sunscreen and adequate coverage of the skin, oral non-sedating antihistamines once to twice daily. Consider buying swimwear including hats, tops, suits and bottoms that are impregnated with upf protection since that can also help. It will burn out but we don't know when. ...Read more
Usually not: Solar urticaria normally results in hives after sun exposure that is often accompanied with itching, burning, and rarely pain. Severe attacks are RARE but can manifest with malaise, light-headedness, nausea, bronchospasm, and/or syncope. If you have solar urticaria, I recommend taking an oral antihistamine about an hour before going outdoors and protecting your skin when outside. ...Read more
What causes cold urticaria and solar urticaria in the same patient? Could it be an hhv6 infection/encephalitis she had at 18 months?
Urticaria: It's not known why these two conditions occur. They may be inherited or caused by a virus. In the case of solar urticaria, there is also activation of some antigen in the skin by ultraviolet light which then causes an ige reaction. Ige is an antibody responsible for immediate hypersensitivity reactions of which urticaria is one. The mechanisms and causes of these are not entirely worked out yet. ...Read more
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