Allergic To The Sun?
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April 27, 2011 1:56 am at 1:56 am #596458
Why do I get red blotches just from walking on a sunny day?
I used to just get slightly tanned.
How can I have become allergic to the sun?
Yes,I KNOW I can ask the doctor. I’m asking YOU!:)April 27, 2011 3:32 am at 3:32 am #762474
You could ask the doctor, but he/she charges. Here the advice is free.
Sounds like sun photosenstivity. Certain drugs can make you more sensitive. Photosensitivity is a burnlike dermatitis. Treat it like any other dermatitis.April 27, 2011 3:46 am at 3:46 am #762475
Yes,I KNOW I can ask the doctor. I’m asking YOU!:)
Since this is outside my field of medical expertise, anything I say to you on this would be likely be incorrect. So, in acknowledgement of my mental limitations, I am not giving an opinion which will probably just be wrong anyway.
The WolfApril 27, 2011 4:04 am at 4:04 am #762476
could also be rosacea….google it on line and see if any of the symptoms match yours. if so, there are topical creams and oral medications for rosacea but the sun is still a no no if that is your diagnosis. let us know. good luckApril 27, 2011 4:16 am at 4:16 am #762477
I wear my sleeves pushed up a bit…so the blotches are on my forearms (below elbows of course)—no I do not have 4 armsApril 27, 2011 4:21 am at 4:21 am #762478
only arms or face too?April 27, 2011 4:24 am at 4:24 am #762479boredinofficeParticipant
everyones skin reacts differently to the sun. Some people can tan well while others burn and other get blotchesApril 27, 2011 4:53 am at 4:53 am #762480BasYisroel94Participant
Wearing sunscreen?April 27, 2011 4:55 am at 4:55 am #762481pascha bchochmaParticipant
I have heard that some people do get hives from sun exposure, and have to be careful to not expose too much skin to sun, but it is rare.
I have also read about people who get hives from being in water.
It should be obvious, but if you have a bad reaction to something, stop doing it until you’re sure it’s safe!!April 27, 2011 5:04 pm at 5:04 pm #762482yummy cupcakeMember
weird. i don’t get splotchy or anything, but when i am in the sun, i always sneeze a few times. anyone else experience this?April 27, 2011 8:26 pm at 8:26 pm #762484
YC – Neat, someome could make a lot of money working up your issue.April 27, 2011 8:27 pm at 8:27 pm #762485
Eclipse – If you aren’t on any medications, you should be worked up.April 27, 2011 8:29 pm at 8:29 pm #762486
Wolf -“Since this is outside my field of medical expertise”
So what area of medicine are you an expert in?April 27, 2011 8:49 pm at 8:49 pm #762487
So what area of medicine are you an expert in?
I used to be an EMT.
The WolfApril 27, 2011 9:18 pm at 9:18 pm #762488Dr. DovvshteinMember
im also alergic to the sun!!! i dont kno wat it means- somtimes get red and itchy under elbows and sneeze and allergies oish its terribleApril 27, 2011 9:38 pm at 9:38 pm #762489
I don’t recall who asked what but here are the answers!
1.My 8 year old son also sneezes as soon as he is exposed to the sun,but not continuously.
2.I am not on any medication whatsoever.
3.Over the last year or so,my body decided it no longer wants to tan nicely in sunshine,or tolerate wheat products.Unless I want to cough or have splotchy arms,I must accept this exciting change.
I don’t mind about the wheat,but in nice weather,when I can finally WALK places…:(April 27, 2011 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm #762490
Wolf – Where did you ride/belong?April 27, 2011 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm #762491pascha bchochmaParticipant
You may wish to go to an allergist.April 27, 2011 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm #762492
Everyone who isn’t on meds needs to be worked up to rule out autoimmune disorders. Can’t just say I’m allergic to the sun. Look up photosensitivity protocol.April 27, 2011 10:28 pm at 10:28 pm #762493
mewho -“could also be rosacea….”
If you want to play internet doctor, at least Google a normal site. If you would have, you’d have seen rosacea is only on the face. You are another proof why people like me have to go to school to practice medcine. Why can’t everyone just use the net? What do we need medical professionals for? If you don’t know how to sort out the garbage on the net, you end up doing more harm than good.April 28, 2011 12:56 am at 12:56 am #762494
Health… please take it easy on mewho;his/her second suggestion(like yours)to google it was actually very helpful.Thanks for giving me the right name “photosensitivity”.April 28, 2011 1:48 am at 1:48 am #762495
Wolf – Where did you ride/belong?
I’m going to decline to answer that question. I will say, however, that (a) I was never a member of any Hatzalah organization and (b) I am no longer an EMT.
The WolfApril 28, 2011 2:33 am at 2:33 am #762496
health, take a chill pill. i wouldnt want your blood pressure to rise.April 28, 2011 2:34 am at 2:34 am #762497
Health, will you please finally clarify what your credentials are? Are you a medical student? A PA? An RN? An EMT? What? Most of the health info you seem to point to always comes from Dr. W.W. Web, though from reputable sites so that is commendable. But you always seem to have some snarky comment for others that give medical advice. Your comment to meWho screams “methinks the lady doth protest too much”. (Kudos to those who get the reference) And that is just one in a long line of medical posts where your attitude just doesn’t seem to be in agreement with the attitudes/behavior of an MD or even a medical student or a medical anybody for that matter. I will paraphrase from a post I made a while ago. I think that those people who identify themselves and/or pose as medical doctors should provide credentials as such (to the mods). If you don’t/can’t/won’t, thats fine too. But your medical posts should then be ammended with a disclaimer that you are claiming your a physician but didn’t provide any credentials and your advice and reprimands will be given the same weight as a laymans. Which in the age of the internet is….not much.April 28, 2011 2:46 am at 2:46 am #762498
I know someone allergic to the cold (would u believe) and gets hives all over. The hives disappear after going indoors.
The dr says the cure is to move to Florida.April 28, 2011 10:26 am at 10:26 am #762499chocandpatienceMember
CAD: I don’t think anyone needs to give credentials in a CR.
No-one would accept medical advice suggested here as anything more than that – a suggestion.
And no-one claims that advice given replace a visit to your family doctor.April 28, 2011 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm #762500
eclipse, sorry to get off tangent a bit, but …
health, what is an autoimmune disorder? doctor said i may have one – have red splotches on my leg come out when i’m cold; started a few years ago. she said i should go to a dermatologist to get it checked out. haven’t had a chance yet.
but what is one? and what are its repercussions?April 28, 2011 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm #762501
CtrlAltDel; was it about Lady Macbeth? (i know it’s some Shakespeare – but haven’t done any light Shakespeare reading lately 🙂April 28, 2011 2:01 pm at 2:01 pm #762502ZachKessinMember
no I do not have 4 arms
Thats good, because if you did it would make it really hard to buy a shirt!April 28, 2011 2:44 pm at 2:44 pm #762503
Binah wins!! It was said about Lady Macbeth who of course participated in a murder and then vexed on and on about the tragedy. All while being guilty. The lesson being that only someone with something to hide would protest (or post) so much about it. Like a person going on and on how its so hard to be physician and that they have gone through soooo much schooling and that they know all about medicine and the rest of us don’t all the while, the only medical shool they have gone too is the internet university , doctor W. W. Web campus. Anyhoo…congrats on getting the reference.April 28, 2011 4:09 pm at 4:09 pm #762504
Who made YOU the official medical expert here?
As well as the arbiter of who here has the right to make medical suggestions?April 28, 2011 4:45 pm at 4:45 pm #762505
Your threats and insults are not acceptable.
GoodbyeApril 28, 2011 4:50 pm at 4:50 pm #762506adorableParticipant
mods- OUCH that was strong….April 28, 2011 7:11 pm at 7:11 pm #762507
Binah, an autoimmune disorder is (in a nutshell)when your body attacks itself. Think of an allergy, diabetes, etc. Many times one can remove the offending food for relief, but it’s not always food related.April 28, 2011 7:17 pm at 7:17 pm #762508
Health – if you’re still reading, you sound sooo much like my brother (don’t worry, i know you’re not).
don’t worry – we still like and respect you.
i can see by your posts that you’ve really been working on yourself, and i truly respect that.
being human is hard.
don’t let being in the medical field be your sole mode for self-esteem; you are valuable as a human being.
don’t give up; keep trying and growing.
Good luck. come back soon.April 28, 2011 7:21 pm at 7:21 pm #762509
am yisroel chai – thanks. don’t think it’s food related in my case. doctor didn’t seem so worried, but i got impression that could have side effects and i should see the specialist. i looked up on internet about what i have, but couldn’t find it anywhere. guess, i’m somewhat unique. 🙂 just joking.
i’ve read about lupus, and it’s not that. (that’s also autoimmune disorder).April 28, 2011 7:58 pm at 7:58 pm #762510
Binah, u r welcome.
Many practitioners advise people with auto-i.d. to avoid certain foods. People with lupus (also an autoimmune disorder, as u’ve correctly pointed out) avoid eating alfalfa, among other things.
People with Hoshimoto’s disease avoid gluten, etc.
Experiment with different foods and see if you notice a difference. I know someone who had something similar to what you describe, and for her wheat was the culprit. For you it may be something else. Just keep testing till you figure it out.
Hatzlacha!April 28, 2011 8:53 pm at 8:53 pm #762511
For those that don’t understand, when a post, like Health’s 2 posts above and like this post, say “DELETED” followed by a statement, that statement is the words of the Moderator, the words of the poster were deleted.April 28, 2011 9:32 pm at 9:32 pm #762512
CAD, thanks for explaining.
Now that you’ve explained Deleted, what is the CR’s protocol for showing Edited and Rejected comments? Do the posters receive notice of such an event or do they just have to figure it out themselves?April 29, 2011 7:07 am at 7:07 am #762513
am yisrael chai – seriously, these things are connected to food? are you talking from the medical aspect or alternative medicine? i’m not knocking either – just wanted to know where you’re coming from. how does one go about checking which food is causing it – is there a medical way to check for allergies, or is it just trial and error?
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