Sun Allergy Symptoms

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Identifying when a sun allergy has occurred is best done by observing the symptoms and noting whether they occurred directly after exposure to sun light.

Symptoms of Sun Allergy

  • Itchy, red rash
  • Blisters
  • Sun allergy is more common in fair skinned people. Sometimes, a person that is not genetically predisposed to sun allergy may become sensitized to the sun due to certain foods like limes or wild parsnips. Medications like dipyrone, tetracycline, and sulfa-containing antibiotics have also been known to trigger a sun allergy.

    Treatment of Sun Allergy

    The rash from a sun allergy should normally go away on its own, but creams and pills are available to help it heal. Once you have ascertained that it is the sun that is causing your allergic reaction, you may prevent it in the future.

    Prevention of Sun Allergy

    Preventing a sun allergy involves avoiding the sun, especially on sensitive areas most often exposed to it like the arms, hands, neck, and face. More information on how to prevent sun allergy.

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