Photodermatitis is an abnormal reaction of the skin to sunlight, more specifically to ultraviolet rays. Photodermatitis could be sudden or chronic and occurs when your immune system reacts to UV rays. Symptoms are:
• Itchy bumps, blisters or raised areas of skin
• Lesions that resemble eczema
• Outbreaks in skin exposed to sun
• Chills headaches and fever
• Pain, redness and swelling
HOW IS PHOTODERMATITIS DIAGNOSED?
A dermatology specialist will diagnose the condition with imaging tests such as X-rays and CT scans. A skin biopsy may sometimes be required.
HOW IS PHOTODERMATITIS TREATED?
Treatment here includes using soothing creams that helps in reducing the irritation and inflammation of the skin. These can be products like calendula and aloe vera that have a calming effect on the skin. Alongside, sun exposure should be totally avoided.
DID YOU KNOW?
Photo dermatitis can also be caused by plants like the Dictamnus (commonly known as the ""Burning Bush"").