Photodermatitis is an abnormal skin reaction to light or ultraviolet (UV) rays.
The reaction may be acute or chronic, allergy mediated, or irritative and often is associated with substances or c...
History of previous sun or UV light exposure
Exposure to, or ingestion of, the many sun-sensitizing agents
Family history of similar disorders
Type of sunscreen and how the sunscreen has...
Avoid sunlight/limit exposure.
Ice packs/cold water compresses
Drugs of choice for phototoxic and photoallergic reactions 1,2,3:
Avoidance of sunlight
Avoidance of photo...
Fitzpatrick TB, Johnson RA, Polano MK, et al. Color Atlas and Synopsis of Clinical Dermatology: Common and Serious Diseases. 2nd ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill; 1992:210–213.
Use sunscreens that block UVA and UVB rays.
Consider phototoxic, photoallergic, or polymorphous light eruption as a diagnosis for any rash in sun-exposed areas.
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