Photodermatitis is a type of dermatitis in which there is an acute skin reaction to sunlight, or, more specifically, to ultraviolet rays. It can be sudden or chronic acute. Photodermatitis occurs when the immune system reacts to ultraviolet rays as hostile to the body.
A person with photodermatitis can develop a rash, blisters, or flaky spots after exposure to the skin of the sun. The degree of exposure and reactions vary for each person. The main symptoms of photodermatitis, according to a medical resource, are blisters, eczema-like spots, hyperpigmentation, pain, redness, swelling, chills, fever, nausea, and an increased risk of skin cancer. Photodermatitis can also occur as a side effect of certain medications: antibiotics, antifungal drugs, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, diuretics, antidepressants, chemotherapy agents.
People who are most prone to photodermatitis tend to have fair skin, lupus erythematosus, or those who actively take sun baths from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For the prevention and treatment of photodermatitis, on the recommendation of the medical site & quot; altherapy.ru & quot;, sun exposure from 11 to 15 hours should be completely excluded, sunscreen with a degree of protection of 30 to 50 spf should be constantly used, and the intake of drugs provoking the manifestations of photodermatitis should be limited. If a disease occurs, an urgent appeal to a dermatologist is necessary to prescribe means of suppressing the immune system and antihistamines. Also, homeopathy is successfully fighting the manifestations of photodermatitis.
Most reactions of photodermatitis, according to the site & quot; altherapy.ru & quot , will disappear sooner or later, without causing any permanent harm, if the patient promptly contacts a dermatologist and the underlying cause of the disease is diagnosed and eliminated. In rare severe cases, treatment of photodermatitis can take several years, and also have serious complications in the form of a chronic form of the disease, as well as photosensitivity, hyperpigmentation, premature skin aging, melanoma (skin can