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Definition of PMLE and its causes and symptoms

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PMLE is a common form of photosensitivity that occurs after exposure to light or artificial source of UV radiations.

PMLE is a common photodermatosis with a prevalence of more than 10–20% in the US and Western Europe. [1]

-Is more common in spring and summer
-Indicates that females are at high risk
-Occurs in all skin type but is common in lighter skin
-Is short-term and usually goes away on its own
-Is not infectious
-Is also called polymorphic light eruption and polymorphous light eruption

PMLE can start in childhood or later but begin more often between 20-40 years of age in females. It can also lead to anxiety, emotional distress, and depression. Causes include hereditary, sunlight, a sudden change in temperature, heat, UV radiation, photosensitivity, and deficiency of vitamin D.

Symptoms:

Self-Diagnosable
Common symptoms include red rashes, patches, and itching.

People may experience
Small bumps (papules)
Blisters
Burning
Swelling
Some rare symptoms include a headache, fever, nausea, and chill.

Treatment

Self-Care: Avoiding exposure to sun and artificial UV radiation, using sun protection such as sunscreen and SPF, and taking vitamin D supplements.

Medications: Antimalarial pills, immune-suppressing drugs, corticosteroid creams, and oral corticosteroids.

Specialists: Contact a dermatologist. At mfine, you can get the consultation from specialists for all your medical conditions. Log on to mfine today and get instant consultation.

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