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What is polymorphous light eruption?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiologist (Heart Specialist)

Polymorphous light eruption is a skin condition that can occur in certain people after being exposed to the sun. Some people are unusually sensitive to the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays. After spending time in the sun without wearing sunscreen or protective clothing, these people may develop pimple-like bumps and blisters on their exposed skin. Their skin may also turn scaly. A doctor may prescribe steroid creams or other treatments to help clear up a rash caused by polymorphous light eruption.

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