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Swelling face due to sun. Remedy?

Hi, hope someone can help,

When I'm in the sun my face swells up the bridge of my nose and between my eyes swell really bad an takes around 3 days to go down and start to look back to normal, when I'm in the sun in the UK so hot day I have no problems never Have done , until I went abroad first time about 5 years ago and it happened about the second days there I was not sun burnt an I use the highest factor cream on my face, we was not sure was caused it but then 3 years ago I went away again yet again 2-3 day there Sam thing happened an last time was last year and still happening. This time I tried to stay in the shade go the first few day still didn't matter it happened the same

Can anyone help with this as I can't go away without this happening and when it does it takes around 2-3 days to go and it swells that bad I don't leave the room!! So I miss out on the holiday, really want to go away this year but scared to because of this happening again .....
Asked On : Thu, 18 Apr 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Dec 2013
Welcome and thanks for posting your query to Healthcare Magic.

After reading your query the closest possibility of your problem appears to be "Acute Sun sensitivity". The skin in some person is sensitive to certain environmental factors, in yourself it apers to be direct sun light. This is a condition allergic phenomenon and hypersensitivity to sunlight.

Kindly follow the suggestions below:
- Do strict sun protection by covering the area of exposure by clothes, wearing hat and goggles.
-Apply over the counter calamine lotion 3-4 times a day.
-You can do cold water compresses to reduce the intensity of itching.
-Do not scratch or rub the skin as it can lead to further aggravation.
-You can take oral anti histamine like loratadine or levocetrizine under medial advise.

The best measure to prevent this condition is to avoid direct sun exposure for some time. As soon as the sensitivity is reducing you would be felling better. There is no medication as such which can reduce the sensitivity directly. Prevention is the best cure.
Despite above measures if the problem is not getting better then it is better to consult a dermatologist for best guidance.

Hope these informations will help.

"With good health wishes"

Dr Sanjay Kumar Kanodia
MD (Dermatology & STDs)
Answered: Sat, 15 Jun 2013
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