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 differ for each person. Photodermatitis can also appear as a side effect from certain medications: antibiotics, antifungal drugs, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, diuretics, antidepressants, chemotherapy agents.

People who are most prone to photodermatitis usually have fair skin, lupus erythematosus, or those who actively take sunbaths from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For the prevention and treatment of photodermatitis, according to the recommendation of the medical site “ ”, you should completely exclude exposure to the sun from 11 to 15 hours, constantly use sunscreens with a degree of protection from 30 to 50 spf, limit the intake of drugs that provoke manifestations of photodermatitis. 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; & 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, the 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 aging of the skin, melanoma (skin cancer). 

Patients suffering from photodermatitis should be closely monitored by a doctor, who must always monitor the frequency and duration of attacks. This information may help determine the most appropriate treatment.

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