HomeAnswersDermatologydry skinWhy are green lines seen on my body when exposed to ultraviolet light?

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

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Answered by

Dr. Shama Naaz

Medically reviewed by

Dr. Sushrutha M.

Published At September 24, 2021
Reviewed AtSeptember 4, 2023

Patient's Query

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.

Answered by Dr. Shama Naaz

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Do you have any visible lesions without UV (ultraviolet) light? Any itching or any other symptoms? Kindly answer the above questions for further help.

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

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

Answered by Dr. Shama Naaz

Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

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.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Shama Naaz
Dr. Shama Naaz

Dermatology

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