All you need to know about photosensitivity
Extreme sensitivity to the sunâ€™s ultraviolet rays (UV Rays) and also other sources of light.
Usually the allergic reaction starts to show within 24 hours of sun exposure when blisters from the rash peel off 
- Some medical conditions also cause photosensitivity
- Requires medical diagnosis
- Covering skin when out in the sun can prevent photosensitivity
- Some drugs causing photosensitivity must be avoided
Photosensitivity, as the name suggests, is a condition of extreme sensitivity on the skin when it is exposed to the sun for long hours. It varies from person to person; some people get affected too soon, while others, not so soon. It causes burns and irritation (not always) on the skin and sometimes even blisters and rashes.
Ages affected: Any age and are common in both men and women.
Symptoms include itching (sometimes) and burns or rashes on the skin when exposed to sunlight.
People may experience:
- Blisters on the skin
- Red rashes which may or might not cause itching
- Suppurating of the skin might be encountered in extreme cases
Self-care: Try covering up your skin and apply sunscreen lotion when you go out in the sun.
Medications: Lotions prescribed by dermatologists is strongly recommended.
Specialists: Opt for dermal treatment which includes sunscreen lotion suggested by specialists. We, at mfine, guide you on your health-related queries and provide online consulting services.