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8 year old, redness and raised bumps when exposed to sun, itching. Suggestions?

My 8 year old fair skinned daughter will often come home from sunny days at school with redness and raised bumps over the face and areas of exposed skin, which itch. Interestingly, when she is out in the sun in her bathing suit with sunblock, she does not have any issues. What is the most likely cause of the red raised itchy rash?
Asked On : Fri, 26 Apr 2013
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Well you have diagnosed the disease and also discovered the treatment yourself. It is a condition called photosensitivity which the child's skin is allergic to the ultraviolet rays in sun light. And the treatment is as simple as preventing exposure to sun light. Ask your daughter to keep most of her body parts covered when she goes out in sun and for exposed body parts use a sunscreen lotion with a good spf (sun protection factor) of at least 25 and above.
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