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Why do I itch when in the sun?

Why do I itch when in the sun?

SUN-SENSITIVE: Sun-sensitity is common and may be due to medications or medical conditions. The solution is to cover sun sensitive areas and use SPF >50 sun screens. If itch progresses to rash then further investigation may be needed. Anti-histamines (claritin, zyrtec, (cetirizine) allegra) may help. ...Read more

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So i have white stuff in my hair, but they don't itch. I took a shower and still have them. Whenever i'm in the sun my head itches, what could this be?

So i have white stuff in my hair, but they don't itch. I took a shower and still have them. Whenever i'm in the sun my head itches, what could this be?

Dandruff: You should shampoo your hair using a product that treats dandruff. Dryness of the scalp and hair causes itchiness. After shampooing, apply a hair conditioner according to instructions in order to restore needed oils to your hair and avoid itchiness. ...Read more

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I was out in the sun on holiday topless in Barcelona for 2 hours or more and now my body stings and itches the next day! This always happens!! Help??

I was out in the sun on holiday topless in Barcelona for 2 hours or more and now my body stings and itches the next day! This always happens!! Help??

SoundsLike the usual: result of ultraviolet radiation damage to the skin followed opening up skin arterioles to ?skin blood flow to help repair all the cellular damage from the UV radiation, both UVA & UVB; commonly referred to as sunburn. The symptoms are a result of both the skin cell damage & the body's emergency response effort to repair the damage. Skin with less melanin most susceptible to damage & skin cancer. ...Read more

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I have psoriasis so i've been laying out in the sun and i've got a rash that itches? What could this be and what can I do to prevent it for happing?

I have psoriasis so i've been laying out in the sun and i've got a rash that itches? What could this be and what can I do to prevent it for happing?

Itchy sun rash: Sun exposure rashes could mean a reaction to your sunscreen or a "sun allergy" like polymorphous light reaction (pmle). 90% of sun rashes are due to pmle, but there are other conditions that can make you sensitive to sunlight. If the rash is from the sun, the areas that were exposed to the sun would be most affected. Also, sunburn would make your psoriasis itch. This needs evaluation. ...Read more

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My eyes itches when i walk or sit along the sun, do I have an allergy?

My eyes itches when i walk or sit along the sun, do I have an allergy?

Possibly: Itching can be a sign of allergy but can also be a sign of dry eyes. Try using some over the counter artificial tears and see if that helps. If not, see about having your doctor prescribe prescription allergy drops. ...Read more

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I always get a rash in the summer and it appears to be from the sun. Fluid filled red spots. Gets much worse if i burn and itches so bad. Sun allergy

I always get a rash in the summer and it appears to be from the sun. Fluid filled red spots. Gets much worse if i burn and itches so bad. Sun allergy

Photosensitivity: If this occurs at the exposed skin areas, then it is from photosensitivity. Are you taking any photosensitizing medications which triggers a rash only upon strong sun exposure. Lime juice can induce a photosensitive reaction at the site of contact but it is ? that drinking it would do the same. Sunscreen with titanium, long-sleeve . See derm if problem persist. ...Read more

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My girlfriend's upper chest and throat itches. There are red bumps. Her cheekbones started to hurt like it's burning in the sun, even when she's not?

My girlfriend's upper chest and throat itches. There are red bumps. Her cheekbones started to hurt like it's burning in the sun, even when she's not?

URI symptoms.: It is possible that this could represent an allergic respnse. It would be best to see your family doctor to also exclude a viral infection. ...Read more

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My skin itches when been in sun and feels lumpy why?

My skin itches when been in sun and feels lumpy why?

Polymorphic light: Eruption, which is condition that occurs in reaction to sunlight on the skin, a rash happens and it's itchy, it's not dangerous though, you need to protect your skin by wearing sun-screen, long sleeves and hat, avoid direct sun exposure,Hydrocortisone cream OTC can help with the itching, see a Dermatologist. ...Read more

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What would cause psoriasis only during the months of may through september? It itches severely when I go out in the heat or sun.

What would cause psoriasis only during the months of may through september? It itches severely when I go out in the heat or sun.

Question diagnosis: Psoriasis usually improves in warm weather and does not intensely itch as a rule. The are several skin conditions that can resemble psoriasis. Get another dermatologic opinion.. ...Read more

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Taking allegra and levovet for cholinergic utricaria.But itching cant be controlled only in exposure to sun alone, it itches badly.kindly help me?

Taking allegra and levovet for cholinergic utricaria.But itching cant be controlled only in exposure to sun alone, it itches badly.kindly help me?

Try higher doses: Have you tried either AH for up to 4x/day. May also try adding a H2 blocker (or reverse agonist) to the AH to see if it helps ...Read more