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How is PMLE treated?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Treating polymorphous light eruption, or PMLE, may involve using topical and/or oral corticosteroids. In some people who have PMLE, a doctor may recommend desensitizing the skin to the effects of sunlight by gradually increasing your exposure to ultraviolet light. Common symptoms of PMLE include the appearance of red bumps and red patches on the skin shortly after you've been in the sun.

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