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POLL: How common are sun allergies/sensitivities (to light, not heat)?

Discussion in 'Hypersensitivity and Intolerance' started by Ravn, Dec 16, 2017.

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When exposed to sun (light, not heat) I get:

  1. polymorphic light eruption (see link*** if not sure if your rash is PMLE)

    5 vote(s)
    17.9%
  2. another type of abnormal skin reaction

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. malaise/PEM

    5 vote(s)
    17.9%
  4. polymorphic light eruption AND malaise/PEM

    1 vote(s)
    3.6%
  5. another type of abnormal skin reaction AND malaise/PEM

    1 vote(s)
    3.6%
  6. no reaction

    10 vote(s)
    35.7%
  7. a completely different reaction

    6 vote(s)
    21.4%
  1. Strawberry

    Strawberry Senior Member

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    Another diagnosed PMLE sufferer... I have been trying to go tanning once a month this winter to keep my skin hardened against rash.

    @Ravn and anyone else that needs treatment, I have a thread here somewhere... My favorite is shirudo lotion.
     
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  2. ahmo

    ahmo Senior Member

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    When I first collapsed w/ ME, I had terrible sun sensitivity, could not tolerate it on my skin at all. 8 years later, when I added supps for pyroluria, (one of the symptoms is sun sensitivity) it disappeared. Within 5 days I could tolerate the sun. I find now that sitting in the sun is very depleting, but I no longer react to it as I had. good luck.
     
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