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How can I prevent rashes on face and neck ?

Hi I have developed this rash where every time I go out side doesn t matter what weather after being out in it for 10 min I get a rash appear on my neck and face . I go bright red and very warm my neck gets very itchy. As soon as I come back in doors It disappears after 20 mins. Yesterday was worse as ur was windy and pretty cold . Please help its driving my mad and it s very embarrassing x
Asked On : Mon, 30 Apr 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response

Welcome to Health Care Magic.

Based on the description given, you might b suffering from Solar Urticaria.

It is a type of physical Urticaria occurs commonly due to exposure to UV rays and sometimes even visible sun light ( Photoallergens).

UV radiation can be present in all kinds of weathers. It depends on the area where you reside.
If you are living in an area with less ozone layer covering or an area of high altitude, then the chances of UV radiation is high.

Apart from the environmental factors some people have skin sensitive to UV rays.

The rash develops with in a matter of minutes and would disappear once you are indoor ( it might take 10 mins to few hrs). Rash is commonly seen on exposed parts that is why you are experiencing rashes on face and neck.

There are various modalities of treatments like antihistaminics, desensitisation, immuno suppression etc.,,

Please see a dermatologist and take his advice on the type of treatment that suits you.

Wish you a healthy life

Take care
Answered: Mon, 30 Apr 2012
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Dermatologist Dr. Puvvula Kishore Kumar's  Response
Thanks for choosing HCM..,
According to Ur could be...PHOTODERMATITIS.,
it is due to UV radiation...mainly UV-B ...280 to 320 nm..,
It damages the keratinocytes and produces Cytokines.,
The cytokine will give this Erythematic picture..,
So first of all., avoid Sun exposure Or protect face and neck...,
from sun by using SUNSCREEN LOTION...
use Moisturizing cream in night times...,
Answered: Tue, 1 May 2012
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