Category: Medical Conditions

Solar Urticaria Prevention And Treatment

Woman with solar urticaria in sun wearing hat

Solar urticaria (SU) is a rare skin condition characterized by hives, redness, and swelling of the skin. It is considered to be a form of light sensitivity and can result in pain and discomfort. It is caused by exposure to ultraviolet light and sometimes visible light. If you are susceptible you may even develop SU through light clothing. Researchers…

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Erythema Treatment And Prevention

Woman and man hiking using sun protection pill

Erythema is a skin condition that results in skin redness or rash. UV-Induced Erythema is sunburn: when an individual develops a burn from ultraviolet radiation resulting in irritation of the skin, redness, and inflammation. Some other common types of erythema include erythema nodusum, photosensitivity, and erythema multiforme…

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Photosensitivity Treatment: Prevent And Treat Photosensitivity

Woman with photosensitivity

Photosensitivity is when an individual has an extreme sensitivity to the sun (ultraviolet rays) and other sources of light. This sensitivity can lead to frequent and intense skin rashes and burns. Photosensitivity is also known as sun allergy, or simply as sun sensitivity or sensitivity to the sun. People who have photosensitivity are…

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Actinic Keratosis Treatment: How To Treat And Prevent AK

Man with actinic keratosis and ocean and sky

Actinic keratosis, also known as solar keratosis, is a skin condition that is the result of years of sun exposure, indoor tanning, and skin damage. It appears as scaly rough patches of skin on the neck, scalp (typically bald), hands, forearms, ears, lips, and face. Actinic keratosis may take years to develop; it is usually considered to be…

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Hyperpigmentation Treatment And Prevention

Woman With Hyperpigmentation In The Sun

Hyperpigmentation is a darkening of the skin due to an overproduction of melanin. It can be brought on by various injuries to the skin, acne vulgaris, sun damage, and inflammation. It is most common in people with darker skin tones who spend a lot of time in the sun, although anyone with any type of skin tone may develop it. Examples of hyperpigmentation include…

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