Sun allergy

Yes it is spring and you start sneeze , you feel grabbed , you have a headache and you do not know what's wrong with you, most likely you're facing the symptoms of a seasonal allergy and not from a cold common, as so often believed.

Although both diseases have very similar symptoms, you have to know how to distinguish them. First of all, it must be clear that the symptoms of the colds they usually get worse as the day progresses and, as time goes by, they gradually improve.

On the other hand, allergies are triggered after exposure toallergen and they last while the exhibition persists. Between the allergens most frequent in spring are the pollen , some types of grasses and bark, in addition to a very particular sun allergy .

The allergy to the sun , also called lucitis , causes an eruption of skin for the sunlight , which mainly affects women between 15 and 35 years old.

It comprises only those disorders in which the immune system of the person, is responsible for the appearance of the lesions after a minimum exposure to the sunlight .

The sun allergy produces an intense itching, whose main lesion in the skin is the welt or eczema . The allergy it does not worsen in successive exposures, but it is usually repeated, provided that the affected person is exposed to Sun with the same intensity. In the most serious cases, it can produce dizziness , He drowned, headache Y syncope .

There is another type of allergy to the sun called photo-allergic reaction or photosensitization , which is manifested by a reddish rash on the skin , that people suffer after having applied topical substances like medicines, Sunscreens , perfumes, deodorants or others. This is because these substances increase the sensitivity to UV rays .

It is important to distinguish the reactions produced by phototoxicity , in which a substance that is applied on the skin or it is ingested, it becomes toxic when exposed to the sun. Therefore, basically the way to prevent them is not to be in contact or exposure to the causes of allergy .

Regarding treatment, it is usually recommended to use sunglasses , Some protectors solar hypoallergenic , not expose to the sun in a prolonged way and cover the sensitive parts of the body, besides including in the diet daily foods rich in antioxidants , Vitamin E and C . And for the inconvenience of urticaria , some dermatologists can prescribe antihistamines .

Video Medicine: Mayo Clinic Minute: Sun allergies (May 2022).