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Is there such thing as a sun allergy?

Is there such thing as a sun allergy?

Photosensitivity: In addition to hypersensitivity to sunlight (uva and/or uvb light) also consider drug-induced photosensitivity. These include sunscreen creams components, thiazides and furosemide, sulfas, antifungals, among other less common drugs. They cause dermatitis in exposed skin areas and resolve with drug discontinuation. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

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


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Injection for sun allergy?

Injection for sun allergy?

Wow wow: Never ever heard about pl be specific what are the symptoms on account of sun exposure? Regardless if tou can drink pl drink water the best, umberella to protect, , caladryl lotion. Avoid more exposure, . ...Read more

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What can lead to a sun allergy?

What can lead to a sun allergy?

Meds and fruits: There are a number of medications (usually antibiotics) that if taken and then a person is exposed to sunshine (uva), they develop a photo-allergic or photo-toxic rash. This can also be seen after handling fresh limes in the sunshine. After applying topical nsaids or even some sunscreens, a photo allergic contact dermatitis can occur. A dermatologist can easily assess these. ...Read more

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Is it possible I have a sun allergy?

Is it possible I have a sun allergy?

Yes: People can experience hives in the sun called solar urticaria. There are also a variety of different rashes triggered by sun exposure. Certain medicines predispose people to developing rashes in the sun. See a dermatologist or allergist for proper diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a sun allergy on your back mainly due to that area not getting much sun?

Is it possible to have a sun allergy on your back mainly due to that area not getting much sun?

No: Reactions to the sun are not allergic. Some people get small hives when they get hot but that is unrelated to the sun, it is just a heat effect. ...Read more

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I m getting white patches and when consulted that its due to sun allergy .If i stop the medicine i m getting patches again. Whats the solution please?

I m getting white patches and when consulted that its due to sun allergy .If i stop the medicine i m getting patches again. Whats the solution please?

White patches & sun: Two common types of white patches that are more visible with sun exposure are pityriasis alba, a type of eczema that doesn't itch, is just a little scaly, and tinea versicolor, a yeast overgrowth on skin. These don't tan so when normal skin tans, these stand out more. Tinea versicolor is usually in oilier areas of skin, neck, chest, back, sometimes groin. P. Alba common on face, upper arms. ...Read more

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Im a lifeguard and apparently I have a sun allergy. Will this prevent me from working?

Im a lifeguard and apparently I have a sun allergy. Will this prevent me from working?

Maybe: Depends what you develop in the sun, you should always put on sunblock lotion that is water resistant in your case and you need to stay in the shade. Of these measures don't help, you may need to change jobs. You need to know what you are sensitive to the sun, consult an allergist. ...Read more

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I recently developed a sun allergy. I break out a day after being exposed to the sun. They are small white bumps. How do I fix this?

I recently developed a sun allergy. I break out a day after being exposed to the sun. They are small white bumps. How do I fix this?

SPF: Try using a powerful sun block with a high spf, as we should all avoid the sun when it comes to our skin, and the future risk of skin cancer. With that being said, if you still have issues, than see a skin dr. (dermatologist). Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Does Claritin (loratadine) work for sun allergy?

Does Claritin (loratadine) work for sun allergy?

Partially: I assume you mean hives or itchy rash from sun exposure (solar urticaria or polymorphous light eruption). Antihistamines can help treat the itch associated with the hives. If rash occurs often, taking an antihistamine daily may help. Sunscreen with uva and uvb blockers may help as well. These may not help other sun-sensitive rashes (eg, with lupus). See an allergist or dermatologist for more info. ...Read more

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If I have a sun allergy and use tanning beds, is it okay?

Sun light allergy: It is a rare condition of getting an allergic reaction to sun light. Depending on the wave length of the light, e.g. Allergic to toward the lager infra-red wave length or to the smaller ultraviolet wave length, you might develop the same symptoms when you use the bed tan. Be tan is uv light. ...Read more