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Why does my skin hurts & burns in the sun when overcast?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology

In brief: Sun sensitivity

Certain medications, chemicals and medical conditions can make the skin more sensitive to the sun (photosensitivity).
For example, an ingredient in your shampoo or having a condition such as lupus can increase photosensitivity. In most cases this isn't a true allergic reaction. However, it can cause symptoms similar to those caused by a sun allergy — and if you already have a sun allergy, it can m.

In brief: Sun sensitivity

Certain medications, chemicals and medical conditions can make the skin more sensitive to the sun (photosensitivity).
For example, an ingredient in your shampoo or having a condition such as lupus can increase photosensitivity. In most cases this isn't a true allergic reaction. However, it can cause symptoms similar to those caused by a sun allergy — and if you already have a sun allergy, it can m.
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