What is Sun Allergy? Symptoms of sun allergy and prevention methods
The season is spring. The sun has yet to appear, but experts are already warning against sun allergy. There are two types of sun allergies. Here are the methods of protection from sun allergy...
Although the sun has not yet fully manifested itself as we enter the spring season, it is useful to pay attention to sun allergies as the weather warms up in the coming days.
There are two types of sun allergies.
Polymorphous mild dermatosis is the most common type. The causative agent in this disease is hypersensitivity to UV light. In the last days of spring, before the start of the holiday season, when we start wearing short sleeved and open-collared clothes, the rash appears 3-4 days after the first contact of the body parts that are not exposed to the sun.
Generally, rashes in the form of severe itching, redness and swelling occur on the lower parts of the arms, neck, décolleté, under the knees of the legs and on the upper faces of the feet. If not taken under control, these rashes will continue for 2-3 months and disappear by the end of summer.
Reactions That Occur After 4-6 Hours Are Temporary
Reactions that occur 4-6 hours after sun exposure are usually temporary. They do not tend to recur. Itching relief measures are sufficient. Allergies that occur within 24-48 hours are thought to be caused by the body's pre-adaptation. Since these tend to recur, the triggering factor should be found and avoided.
Sun allergy tends to recur at the same time each year. We use sunscreens, anti-itch lotions and antihistamines in its treatment. It is recommended that those who have experienced this allergy before apply to the doctor during the season before their complaints begin, and to take measures to make this period more comfortable.
Beware Of Photoallergic Reactions
Some antibiotics, some diabetes medications, oral medications such as diuretics and some antidepressants, skin contact of parsley, citrus fruits, fig milk, radish and some meadow plants, some essences and chemicals used in some cosmetics, lotions and perfumes can trigger sun allergy.