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Sun allergy

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 12, 2009
  • 05:41 PM

Since i was a kid , i have had a reaction to prolonged sun exposure . If I wear sunblock then im fine , but if i dont then i get on my feet and hands , a itchy rash , little red bumps . My feet are the worst , they will swell alot if im out for even an hour in the sun without sunblock . not to mention itch like crazy , hard to even sleep at night without waking up scratching like crazy.Always goes away in about a week tho.

Anyone ever heard of a way to prevent it without the sunblock ? somthing with the diet perhaps ?

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  • Anyone ever heard of a way to prevent it without the sunblock ? somthing with the diet perhaps ? There are many reasons for a sun-induced rash, but the two most common reasons for a sun rash is hives (solar urticaria) and polymorphous light eruption, aka PMLE. Diet will not change either one. Hives can be treated with anti-histamines, but this is not a prevention. For that, about the only means of prevention is sun avoidance until your body decides to stop doing it. For PMLE, you can treat with several drugs, the most common of which is Plaquinil. Some need this all year long, others only during the summer. Some people can "harden" themselves to sunlight somewhat by using this medication.
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