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Q. Whenever I stay in the sun for a long time, my skin starts itching. What is that?

Answered by
Dr. Meha Malhotra
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Oct 08, 2013 and last reviewed on: Jan 20, 2022

Hi doctor,

I am a 21 year old male. Whenever I stay in the sun for a long time, my skin starts itching. Why is that?

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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

You are most probably suffering from photoallergy.

Whenever you go out, use a sunscreen with SPF 15 or more. Apply it 20 minutes before going out and then reapply every four hours if you stay in the sun for very long.

Start taking oral chewable vitamin C tablets for a month.

For further information consult a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist


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