Sun Allergy Last Summer

by Reyjoice Lagrimas
(Cagayan De Oro City, Philippines)

my hands on that day

my hands on that day



I had a very bad sun allergy last summer. I was so allergic to sunlight that even limited exposure could cause third-degree burns.


I wear glasses, a full-cover hat and even my hands are covered with socks.


People think I was crazy that I go out at 10:30 at night, but we just had to turn our lifestyle around.


The attire has become a daily routine because of my allergy.


According to my doctor I have a xeroderma pigmentosum, or XP -- a rare disease in which skin can't repair ultraviolet damage.


Even exposure to fluorescent lighting can cause third-degree burns.


Since I was diagnosed 3 months ago, our family has been living in a cave-like home.


We've installed an indoor swing, and windows in my bed room and my library have been covered by solar film.


From that day I never missed my prevention medication from sunlight.


Even though the medications are too expensive we can still find a way to buy those important medications for treating as well as prevention.











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