Sun Allergy: Effects and Remedies

by Shane
(Atlanta, GA, USA)

Some of us are allergic to sun light. This allergic problem is known as ‘Photosensitivity’ in medical term.

The effect of this problem is an itchy red rash or rashes on a body and this symptom is called ‘Photodermatosis’.

Usually, “V” of the neck, the back of the hands, the lower legs and outside surface of the arms get affected due to photosensitivity.

Sometimes, due to the hypersensitivity of the skin, hives or small blisters will be formed and even may spread to the skin that is covered in clothes.

However, the exact reason for this sun allergy is not yet known. So in this case, prevention is better than cure.

Following these tips will help in avoiding sun allergy:

* Use the best sunscreen lotion which contains Sun Protection Factor (SPF) before venturing out. The sunscreen lotion along with SPF that also provides protection against both UV-A and UV-B rays is better.

* A sun block product with SPF of 20 or more will protect lips from the sun's UV rays.

* Try to avoid to be exposed to the sun rays at noon. Use of sun block clothing that can cover maximum parts of a body along with the sunglasses and a sun protection hat are recommended.

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