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Why does my eczema act up after laying in the sun?

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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology
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In brief: Dries skin

Eczema is a dry skin condition that can be triggered by excessive heat or cold, sun, wind, dry arid climates (ie: desert or high mountain altitude), stress, environmental change, allergies.
Moisturizers and topical steroids help with eczema.

In brief: Dries skin

Eczema is a dry skin condition that can be triggered by excessive heat or cold, sun, wind, dry arid climates (ie: desert or high mountain altitude), stress, environmental change, allergies.
Moisturizers and topical steroids help with eczema.
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dr. M. Christine Lee
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
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In brief: Eczema and sun

Most people find that their eczema is better in the summer months.
This is partly due to the increased exposure to ultraviolet light, which (in moderation) can have a beneficial effect on eczema. Sunburn is never a good idea! a small percentage of eczema sufferers find that the sun makes their eczema worse and should protect from sun exposure as much as possible. This is called photosensitive ecze.

In brief: Eczema and sun

Most people find that their eczema is better in the summer months.
This is partly due to the increased exposure to ultraviolet light, which (in moderation) can have a beneficial effect on eczema. Sunburn is never a good idea! a small percentage of eczema sufferers find that the sun makes their eczema worse and should protect from sun exposure as much as possible. This is called photosensitive ecze.
Dr. Michael Fisher
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Dr. Stephen Friedman
Dermatology
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In brief: Increased Water Loss

Eczema is an inflammatory skin condition in which the epidermal barrier function is compromised and loses water into the atmosphere (insensible water loss).
After a sunburn, many epidermal skin cells die, increasing the water loss. Your skin becomes drier and more itchy.

In brief: Increased Water Loss

Eczema is an inflammatory skin condition in which the epidermal barrier function is compromised and loses water into the atmosphere (insensible water loss).
After a sunburn, many epidermal skin cells die, increasing the water loss. Your skin becomes drier and more itchy.
Dr. Stephen Friedman
Dr. Stephen Friedman
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology

In brief: Drying

Sun is drying out skin and causing inflammation.
Decreasexsun exposure, use sunscreen and frequently reapply moisturizer such as cerave.

In brief: Drying

Sun is drying out skin and causing inflammation.
Decreasexsun exposure, use sunscreen and frequently reapply moisturizer such as cerave.
Dr. Morris Westfried
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