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Treatments For Photodermatitis
Photodermatitis: More than 90% of reactions to sunlight are polymorphous light eruption (pmle) which develops 3-4 days after intense sun exposure particularly at beginning of summer, then tends to improve. Many conditions can cause light sensitivity, like lupus, porphyria, medications, even juices of certain fruit and vegs, such as limes. Sunscreens with physical blockers help but diagnosis is necessary first. ...Read more
Conditions that some people may lump under the term 'sun poisoning'. It really isn't a specific medical condition. One has rash w red skin ; possible blisters, fatigue, fevers, chills or headache. Another is called polymorphous light eruption(pmle) ; it has sxs that were just described as well as dense clusters of small bumps over the body w ...Read more
What is the best treatment for sun poisoning spots and what can u do if you have to work in the sun?
Sunscreen: "sun poisoning" is just severe sunburn. It should be treated with cool washcloths applied as often as feasible, and Ibuprofen or a similar anti-inflammatory for the pain and inflammation. You can prevent it by applying a good broad-spectrum sunscreen lotion every day, and reapplying it frequently while you are working in the sun. ...Read more
Sun Screen: Sunscreen can help. Of course less exposure is helpful. Stay out of direct sunlight, where a cap or hat. Avoid sunlight between 10 and 2pm. When you do breakout, try Hydrocortisone 1 or 2% to the effected area and wait till the rash clears before going out. Some foods can trigger and exagerated response as well. Do you have any food allergies that you are aware of. Use spf 30 or 50 too. ...Read more
I had allergic reaction to sunscreen & it gave me photodermatitis rash/swelling. I have been on steroids to help.Can i swim in a chlorinated pool?
Malaise, low fever: Sun poisoning refers to the illness caused by sunburn on a large area of the body. In addition to the pain of the sunburn, there is fatigue and malaise, plus a low grade fever. Treatment for the burn can include skin moisturizers and loose fitting clothes. Ibuprofen (motrin, advil, (ibuprofen) etc.) can help with the fever, pain, and malaise. Don't forget to drink plenty of fluids too. ...Read more
Sunpoisoning: Sun poisoning is an entity that consists of mild to moderate sunburn, dehydration, and is mild body temperature elevation. The dehydration and temperature give a malaise which we call sun poisoning. Cooling the skin with lukewarm showers and taking in fluids are best way to treat. Aspirin is very effective for this. And next time, avoid excessive exposure and use sunblock. ...Read more