Apr 4, 2013

Allergy to the sun - symptoms and treatment

This allergy, like any other - the immune system response to an external stimulus. Common symptoms include redness, itching, rash, and in severe cases, swelling may occur, including the mucous membranes.
Symptoms can develop in just a few minutes of exposure to sunlight on the skin.
The most heavily exposed to sun allergies People with fair skin types, especially women and young children do not yet have a strong immune system. There is also some evidence that the tendency to be allergic to the sun and can be transmitted by inheritance.
It is proved that in itself sunlight does not cause allergies. Redness of the skin, rash and blisters - a consequence of the interaction of sunlight with other factors.
The trigger for development of an allergy to the sun can also be a serious disease, such as hepatitis and cirrhosis, disruption of the immune system, blood diseases, as well as long-term use of certain drugs, such as antibiotics, barbiturates, or oral contraceptives.

How can eliminate the symptoms of an allergy to the sun?

Treatment of pulmonary symptoms involves overlaying cold compresses to the affected areas, spraying them from the sprinkler.
If the situation is serious, be sure to consult your doctor.