The allergic reaction to the sun, called scientifically “lucite summer”, is a type of allergy caused by UVA rays. Affects, generally, women between 15 and 35 years of age, who have fair skin, are elderly, or who use medications with substances that are photosensitive, for the treatment of acne or blemishes on the skin, for example.
People predisposed to have other types of allergies also have a higher probability of presenting reactions to the sun.
What to do in case of allergic reaction to the sun
In case of allergic reaction to the sun, the more recommended is to pass cold water in the region and keep it protected from the sun. In more severe cases, when there is intense itching and the appearance of lacquers red throughout the body, the doctor may indicate the use of medicines, antihistamines or corticoids to relieve the symptoms.
However, it is important to adopt measures to prevent the symptoms of allergy to the sun appear. Thus, it is important to wear appropriate clothing, hat, sunglasses and sunscreen suitable for your skin type.
In addition, it is advised that people who have allergy to the sun, avoid exposure during the hours of more heat and that the sun’s rays are most intense, between 10 and 16 hours, for example, however, if there is exposure, it is important that you are properly protected.
How to identify the allergy to the sun
The appearance of small red dots on skin exposed to the sun or intense itching on the location of these dots may be a sign of allergy. The most affected sites are the chest, the arms and the legs, and these symptoms may arise up to 12 hours after exposure to the sun.
The allergy to the sun persists, usually, for several years, but can disappear from one moment to the other, although, when installed, the action of water and sand can aggravate your symptoms. Thus, it is important to consult a dermatologist as soon as the first symptoms appear so that you can be started the treatment with the objective of avoiding more severe reactions.
Causes of the allergic reaction to the sun
The allergy to the sun may be due to genetic predisposition, the existence of other allergies and allergic to the radius of the GRAPE from the sun, for example. In addition, the use of medications, such as antibiotics, antifungals, antihistamines, analgesics, anesthetics, and even preservatives in cosmetics can increase your sensitivity to the rays of the sun, favouring allergic reactions also in the sun.