What is Sun Allergy

Sun allergy is a condition that happens when the immune system reacts to sunlight. The immune system treats sun – altered skin as foreign cells that lead to reactions. They include a rash, blisters or hives. The people who are sensitive to the sun exhibit such symptoms. And for some the reaction can be seen within a few moments of exposure to the sun.

Some people have hereditary type of Sun allergy while others develop symptoms only when triggered by another factor such as skin exposure to plants etc.


  • Actinic Prurigo – The inherited form of sun allergy whose symptoms can begin in the childhood
  • Photo allergic Reaction – This occurs when a chemical applied to a skin reacts with sunlight
  • Polymorphic Light Eruption (PMLE) – The most common form of sun allergy and is usually seen as a rash that causes itching and can appear as blisters
  • Solar Urticaria – A rare type of sun allergy that produces Hives. They appear within a few minutes of sun exposure

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  • Redness
  • Itching
  • Pain
  • Tiny bumps that merge into raised patches
  • Blisters or hives
  • Scaling, crusting or bleeding


  • Race
  • Exposure to certain substances
  • Taking certain medications
  • Having some skin condition
  • Having blood relatives with a sun allergy

Homeopathy for Sun Allergy

Homeopathy serves as a safe treatment for Sun Allergy. In fact all types of allergies and their reactions can be treated successfully with Homeopathy. The remedies are made from natural substances and hence are safe and free from all types of side effects. And the treatments are remedies are prescribed based on individual symptoms.

Frequently Asked Questions

Sun Allergies may affect up to 20% of the world’s population
Sun allergic reactions may look like rashes or blisters or even hives
Around 7 to 10 days are required for the sun rash to go away
Yes, sun allergy is rare
PMLE occurs more in women than in men


***Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person