Sun Allergy Treatment: What You Need To Know

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Understanding Sun Allergies and Their Causes 

Sunshine is usually associated with warmth, joy, and fun outdoor activities. However, for some individuals, exposure to the sun can result in uncomfortable and sometimes even debilitating symptoms. Sun allergies, also known as photosensitivity or photodermatitis, are immune system reactions to sunlight that can cause a range of symptoms such as redness, itching, hives, and blisters. 

There are different types of sun allergies, including polymorphic light eruption (PLE), solar urticaria, and photoallergic eruption. PLE is the most common form and typically presents as an itchy rash on areas of the body that have been exposed to the sun. Solar urticaria causes hives or wheals to appear shortly after sun exposure, while photoallergic eruption results in a delayed allergic reaction that can cause redness, swelling, and blisters.

The exact causes of sun allergies are not fully understood. However, several factors can trigger these reactions. Some individuals may be genetically predisposed to sun allergies, while others may develop them as a result of certain medications or chemicals found in cosmetics or skincare products. It is important to seek medical advice if you suspect you have a sun allergy to receive a proper diagnosis and appropriate treatment.

Next, we’ll discuss the importance of sun protection and how it can help manage sun allergies.

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