Polymorphic light eruption

This is the most common of the idiopathic photosensitive rashes and occurs predominantly in women. It is due to both the shorter (ultraviolet B) and longer (ultraviolet A) wavelength types of sunlight. The eruption occurs from hours to days after exposure and varies in severity from a few inflamed papules to extensive inflamed oedematous lesions. There may be only a few trivial lesions initially, but increasingly severe reactions can develop restricting the patients ability to venture outside. A useful measure of seventy is to ask the

Photosensitivity caused by drugs

patient if they cross to the shady side of the street to avoid the sun. Treatment includes topical or systemic steroids for the acute rash and prevention by using sunscreens. Desensitisation by narrow waveband phototherapy before exposure is effective.

How To Reduce Acne Scarring

How To Reduce Acne Scarring

Acne is a name that is famous in its own right, but for all of the wrong reasons. Most teenagers know, and dread, the very word, as it so prevalently wrecks havoc on their faces throughout their adolescent years.

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