Benign summer lucite: sun allergy

Benign summer lucite: sun allergy


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THE benign summer lucite it is a type of solar allergy. It affects about 10% of the population, reaching particularly women aged 15 to 35 years. It can also occur in young children.

  • Causes of benign summer lucitis

  • Symptoms of benign summer lucitis

  • Recurrence of benign summer lucitis

  • Duration and prevention

Causes of benign summer lucitis

Benign summer lucite appears mainly after the first exposure to the sun on the 2nd or 3rd day of prolonged exposure. It can appear at the beginning of the holidays or during a weekend of exposure to the sun. Benign summer lucitis can also occur after a tanning session.

Symptoms of benign summer lucitis

Benign summer lucite causes intense itching and the appearance of small red papules. It starts at the neck and then reaches the back of the hands and forearms. The face is rarely affected.

Recurrence of benign summer lucitis

It can appear after a new exposure and there are cases in which the patient presents the problem every time he exposes himself in a continuous and excessive way to the sun. In general, lucite gets worse and the symptoms appear with increasingly weak exposures, are more lasting and reach a larger surface area of ​​the skin.

Duration and prevention

The symptoms gradually disappear after about a week, as long as you don’t expose yourself to the sun. Prevention involves gradual exposure, wearing protective clothing and use of sunscreen. A preventive treatment, under the recommendation and monitoring of a dermatologist, can alleviate the manifestations of benign summer lucitis. This treatment can integrate the use of antiallergic and malaria medications.

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