Q. I see green lines on my skin only when exposed to UV light. Why?

Answered by
Dr. Shama Naaz
and medically reviewed by Dr. Sushrutha Muralidharan
This is a premium question & answer published on Sep 24, 2021

Hi doctor,

I used a UV light on my body and saw lots of green lines on my body. I have lots of green lines when I shine a UV light on it. Kindly give your opinion.



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Do you have any visible lesions without UV (ultraviolet) light? Any itching or any other symptoms?

Kindly answer the above questions for further help.

Hi doctor,

Thank you.

No, there are no lesions. Kindly give your opinion.



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UV cameras can reveal dry skin, which appears as a greenish glow or as bright green lines or spots where the dry skin has flaked off.

Please apply moisturizer to the body. Also, wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF (sun protection factor) of 30 or higher daily.

I hope this was helpful.

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