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What are the symptoms of photosensitivity?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Symptoms of photosensitivity include a rash on your arms, face, and chest within a few days of sun exposure. It may appear as a particularly bad or rapid sunburn. Photosensitivity means that your skin is very sensitive to sunlight. It can be caused by a number of medical conditions or by taking certain medications. If you think you have photosensitivity, talk to a dermatologist about how to protect your skin.

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