I for the last 5 years (at least) have had skin reactions to the sun. It seems it has gotten worse over the last couple years. I go out in the sun only for a few minutes and I end up with an outbreak within an hour. These outbreaks are primarily on my arms. However I have gotten a bad reaction on my chest while laying out in the pool. They're small raised bumps that will itch and dry up then go away. I have noticed that my cheeks are usually red and blotchy most days.
I went to the doctor when I was sick and I showed him my arms, he just said eczema and prescribed me some ointment. But is it just eczema? Or could it possibly be something else? My mother seems to think I'm just extremely sensitive to the sun and it could be caused by birth control pills. (She is NOT a doctor;)). I was out in the pool with my sister and got a really really nasty outbreak, we think it was a reaction to the sunblock I used. It was a bright red rash that I thought was going to scar, eventually it faded away. I obviously didn't feel well after that, which made her think I got sun poisoning. Again...no one in my family are doctors. It's just frustruating...and I feel like people wonder what is up with all these bumps.
Any insight would be appreciated. Maybe I should just buck up and get to a doctor who specializes in this area?
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Is it sensitive skin or something else?