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

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

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

    Votes: 5 17.9%
  • another type of abnormal skin reaction

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • malaise/PEM

    Votes: 5 17.9%
  • polymorphic light eruption AND malaise/PEM

    Votes: 1 3.6%
  • another type of abnormal skin reaction AND malaise/PEM

    Votes: 1 3.6%
  • no reaction

    Votes: 10 35.7%
  • a completely different reaction

    Votes: 6 21.4%

  • Total voters
    28

Strawberry

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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.
 

ahmo

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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.