Solar dermatitis

What is Solar dermatitis?

Photodermatitis, sometimes referred to as sun poisoning or photoallergy, is a form of allergic contact dermatitis in which the allergen must be activated by light to sensitize the allergic response, and to cause a rash or other systemic effects on subsequent exposure. The second and subsequent exposures produce photoallergic skin conditions which are often eczematous. In rare cases the victims die.

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my son has a red soar on his head and has liquid coming out of the affected area he also has it on his ear and shoulder and left knee what could...

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Get his sugar levels checked.Do u or ur spouse have diabetes?? This could be due to some skin infection also...Ideal would be to consult a...

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I have stage 3 polycystic kidney disease, with hypertension. I have been taking blood pressure medicine late 2010.
The medications are labetalol,...

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Thank you for using Health care magic. Thiazide diuretics tend to cause solar dermatitis and may occasionally cause a red,peeling rash.Allergic...

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my son has a red soar on his head and has liquid coming out of the affected area he also has it on his ear and shoulder and left knee what could...

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I have stage 3 polycystic kidney disease, with hypertension. I have been taking blood pressure medicine late 2010.
The medications are labetalol,...

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