Light-induced eruptions seen in a pattern of photodistribution
Phototoxic reactions: result of an acute toxic effect on skin of ultraviolet (UV) light alone (sunburn) or together wi...
With increasing severity: vesicles and bullae
Classic example: sunburn
Nails may exh...
Appropriate health care: outpatient
Avoid sunlight/limit exposure.
Ice packs/cold water compresses
Avoidance of direct sunlight exposure
Avoidance of photosensitizing drugs
Protective clothing (e.g., hats, long sleeves)
L56.8 Oth acute skin changes due to ultraviolet radiation
L57.8 Oth skin changes due to chr expsr to nonionizing radiation
L56.4 Polymorphous light eruption
L59.8 Oth disrd of the skin, subcu ...
Choose a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 with full-spectrum protection (UVA and UVB) for best efficacy.
The most common medications that predispose to photosensitivity include tetr...
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