Sun Allergy Prevention

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What is Sun Allergy?

Sun allergy is used to describe a condition when your skin breaks out in a rash as a result of sun exposure

Ways to Prevent Sun Allergy

  • Avoid prolonged exposure to the sun
  • Avoid the sun from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm when it is brightest
  • Apply a generous amount of sun screen when venturing outdoors
  • Wear light colored clothing, especially a hat that blocks sun from your face
  • Sun Allergy Symptoms

    The primary symptom of a sun allergy is a red, itchy rash that appears soon on the parts of the body that are exposed to the sun. Areas like the arms, neck, hands, and legs are particularly susceptible.

    Learn more about sun allergy symptoms.

    Treatment of Sun Allergy

    Avoiding exposure to the sun is the best treatment. Keeping your skin cool and hydrated may help reduce the incidence of sun allergy. This can be done by avoiding dark colored clothing in the hot sun, keeping hydrated, and moisturizing your skin with lotion. Swimming is also a good way to keep your skin cool and hydrated.

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