What sun allergies exist?

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There are no existing sun allergies, but there are medical conditions that may predispose a person to the damaging effects of ultraviolet radiation that comes from the sun.
Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Polymorphic light eruption (PMLE) is the most common allergic reaction to the sun. It results in a rash that usually consists of clusters of red or pink raised spots that can burn and itch for days. Others might experience solar urticaria. This allergy can result in large, painful hives.

Use a sunscreen and wear protective clothing to safeguard your skin from the sun's harmful rays.

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