Home Remedy for Sun Allergy

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Home Remedy for Sun Allergy Sun allergy also known as photosensitivity, is the body’s immune system overreaction to sun rays. People having dark to light skin tones can develop this allergy. The exact cause for this reaction is unclear. Researchers believe that it may be because the light radiated from the sun causes changes in some parts of the skin. This sun-altered skin is like an alarm to the immune system which identifies it as a foreign substance. This then triggers it to launch an attack by producing antibodies and as a result the allergic reaction occurs in the skin. At some instance, chemical products applied on the skin may cause an allergic reaction when exposed to the sun. Difference Between Sun Allergy and Sunburn Sun allergy is different from sunburn; it is the immune system reacting to sun rays, whereas sunburn means the exposure to exceeding amount of ultraviolet or sun rays that causes the melanin-body’s pigment to protect the skin. Types of Sun Allergy Some of the common type of sun allergy is given below • PMLE or polymorphous light eruption is an inherited kind of sun allergy and is a hereditary condition. • Photoallergic eruption is an allergy that reacts to the chemical applied to the skin. • Actinic prurigo (hereditary PMLE) is an allergic skin rash which occurs due to minimum exposure to sunlight. • Solar urticaria (hives) in this condition the patients develop hives after being exposure to sun. Sun Allergy Test This may include one of the following tests that cause skin reaction on the account of being exposed to the sunrays. • Photopatch test: this type of test is done by the doctors if they suspect any kind of sun allergy • UV light testing is used to check how the skin reacts t... ... middle of paper ... ... parts of water. This diluted solution should then be applied to the skin. This helps in reducing the sensitivity of the nerves. Home remedy for sun allergy that leads to blisters • Clean the area of blisters with alcohol and using sterile needle, pierce the blister slowly. After draining it use anti biotic cream and cover the area. For a small blister you can use an adhesive bandage or a gauze pad for a larger one. • Another home remedy for sun allergy causing hives is using a paste prepared from 2 cups of oatmeal and 3 tablespoon of cornstarch. Apply it on the infected area for 15-30 minutes. Avoiding sun exposure by using an umbrella, sunglasses and covering the body with protective clothing and using a sunscreen lotion will always help in protecting the skin from the harmful radiation. This is the safest and a preventive measure for home remedy for

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