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Red Rash After Being In The Sun
After exposure to the sun, my skin turns red and a few days later pimples appear all over the red skin. Am I allergic to the sun?
Toxic?: You may have a phototoxic reaction to the sun if no itching has been associated with the skin problem. Be sure that you are not talking any drug which may cause this problem (doxycycline, NSAIDs etc). Consult your doctor if the problem is not related to any drugs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sun or allergy?: Some people get reactions like this whenever they are in the sun too long. Try to avoid direct sun, wear loose shirts with sleeves. For itching, try Cortizone 10 or similar cream. Also can take oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for the itch. Also, could it be your sunscreen? Some people have allergic reactions to sunscreens. Try switching brands. Good luck! ...Read more
I have a red lacy rash on my leg that appears after I have been in the sun. The area was covered by clothing and fades indoors. This has occurred <3x?
Skin itches and rashes form in some locations. Only happens in the summer, this is the 2nd year. Rash occurs on exposed and non-exposed skin.
Fungal likely: Usually occur in groin, armpits, under breasts, but occur anywhere where u sweat more. Fungus are notorious for reappearing during summer time as they like moist conditions. Key is to keep the areas as dry as possible. Antifungal and steroid creams are the usual treatment. A dermatologist can help ...Read more
I've had a sunburn through the summer & it's all patchy because of the sand and missing certain spots with sunscreen. Is this dangerous?
Normal Process: As injured skin heals, the body creates inflammation which means fresh blood goes to the area and with it, many kinds of healing factors and cells. One type is called melanocytes which carry our skin pigment melanin. A healing occurs, these cells may or may not return to the area and give it the brownish or lack of coloration you see. There might be some changes as the injury matures. ...Read more
Below: Best to see your DR or Derm for an exam ...Read more
Hello. I have a skin disorder called vitiligo, especially during summer when the sun gets on the "patches" they turn red and start stinging.
What would cause a rash on the top of hands/feet/elbows after spending time in the sun? The rash on my feet was turning purplish/itchy/raised.
Brownish malar rash since early may, no change to it stings on occasions and gets darker in the sun what type of malar can it be?
I have a patch of skin on the end of my nose that gets v v red after sun exposure, feels more sensitive and smoother than rest of skin, gets blistered?
Today I applied lotion to my skin then after sun exposure these red spots start appearing under the skin. What can it be?
Allergy to it: do not useGet a more detailed answer ›
See your doctor: Warm shower ---not likely sun---yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
Edema: Swelling of skin structures from the trauma of the radiation burn. Any trauma to skin (thermal, infectious, chemical or physical), will show similar results depending on degree on injury. ...Read more
What causes scattered red and itchy bumps on back, neck, chest arms after a day in the sun swimming on the river? Don't believe it to be any poision ivy oak or sumac.
Went in sun, my skin immediately began turning red/blotchy on exposed parts like legs/stomach. Sensitivity due to my pale skin or allergy?
I have a rash on both forearms and elbows that only appears in summer months. It's itchy and seems to worsen the hotter the temperature is outside.?
Needs Exam: There are several skin conditions that have the symptoms you describe. The two most common would be eczema and psoriasis, and the treatments for each are slightly different. For short term relief, try a small amount of topical steroid like hydrocortisone, but you definitely need a doctor (primary care or dermatology) to take a look. ...Read more
I have raised red splotchy areas after being on vacation for a few days. It is itchy. No exposure to any type of poison oak, ivy etc?
See a Dr.: Red blotches after a vacation is not very informative.Review living outdoors in a wilderness area? Were you in a hotel?Were you on a cruise?Were you at a friend's house?Were you in contact with other sick individuals? I assume you are asking what caused your itchy rash.The best answer is who knows? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
He has a rash all over his face and body. He's been to the pool (chlorine?) and in the sun (heat?)
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