Polymorphic Light Eruption

A red, edematous rash that occurs on areas of the skin with recent exposure to sunlight

Symptoms of Polymorphic Light Eruption

The following features are indicative of Polymorphic Light Eruption:
  • itching
  • burning
  • rashes
  • fever
  • chills
  • headache
  • nausea

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Common Causes of Polymorphic Light Eruption

The following are the most common causes of Polymorphic Light Eruption:
  • excessive consumption of alcohol
  • exposure to UV radiation

Risk Factors for Polymorphic Light Eruption

The following factors may increase the likelihood of Polymorphic Light Eruption:
  • being female
  • experiencing the first episode during the teenage years or 20s
  • having light skin and living in northern regions
  • family history

Prevention of Polymorphic Light Eruption

Yes, it may be possible to prevent Polymorphic Light Eruption. Prevention may be possible by doing the following:
  • avoid sun exposure
  • apply sunscreen 30 minutes before sun exposure
  • wear a sun hat
  • wear sunglasses with UV protection
  • use a lip balm with sunscreen

Occurrence of Polymorphic Light Eruption

Number of Cases

The following are the number of Polymorphic Light Eruption cases seen each year worldwide:
  • Very common > 10 Million cases

Common Age Group

Polymorphic Light Eruption most commonly occurs in the following age group:
  • Aged between 20-35 years

Common Gender

Polymorphic Light Eruption can occur in any gender.

Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Polymorphic Light Eruption

The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Polymorphic Light Eruption:
  • Skin biopsy: To diagnose the Polymorphous light eruption
  • Phototesting: To check the symptoms of Polymorphous light eruption

Doctor for Diagnosis of Polymorphic Light Eruption

Patients should visit the following specialists if they have symptoms of Polymorphic Light Eruption:
  • Dermatologist

Complications of Polymorphic Light Eruption if untreated

It is not know if Polymorphic Light Eruption causes complications if left untreated.

Procedures for Treatment of Polymorphic Light Eruption

The following procedures are used to treat Polymorphic Light Eruption:
  • Phototherapy: To treat seasonal episodes of polymorphous light eruption

Self-care for Polymorphic Light Eruption

The following self-care actions or lifestyle changes may help in the treatment or management of Polymorphic Light Eruption:
  • Use sunscreen: Sun protection with broad-spectrum sunblock that works against UV rays
  • Wear sunglasses: Protect against UV rays

Time for Treatment of Polymorphic Light Eruption

While time-period of treatment for each patient may vary, below is the typical time-period for Polymorphic Light Eruption to resolve if treated properly under an expert supervision:
  • Within 1 week

Last updated date

This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
This page provides information for Polymorphic Light Eruption.

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