Two years back during my holidays, I developed a large rash over the whole of my legs. It was described as petechiae when I got back to my native. The infection had got into my blood stream and my white blood cell count was extremely high. It took some time for it to return to normal. I always have problems with reactions to the sun. I used to develop rashes, swellings, severe burns even if only going out for five minutes, also fully covered dizziness and tiredness. However, I am again going on holiday later this month. I would like to know how I can protect myself, so this does not happen again. I have been taking antihistamines for two months now. I noted that sunscreens did not help to prevent this last time. Please give some advice regarding this. Thank you.
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1. Confine your summer excursions to early in the morning and late in the evening.
2. Wear clothes that cover exposed areas uniformly.
3. Use sunscreens with SPF 50 particularly that which has Zinc in it.
4. I also suggest vitamin D supplement and antioxidants like carotenoids and polyphenols. Consult your doctor, discuss with him or her and take the medicine with consent.
5. Avoid your tour to high altitudes and snowy areas as snow reflects sun and may cause worse sun burn.
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