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What causes redness of the face after sun exposure?


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Dr. Murad Haider

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Published At August 24, 2023
Reviewed AtAugust 24, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I have a redness on my face whenever I go out in the sunlight. Please suggest any medicine to improve my skin. Please help.

Answered by Dr. Murad Haider


Welcome to iclinq.com.

I can understand your concern.

You may have sun allergy or photosensitivity. In case of mild symptoms, I suggest you either apply cool compresses (such as a cool, damp washcloth) to the areas of itchy rash or mist your skin with sprays of cool water. You can also try a nonprescription oral (by mouth) antihistamine such as Diphenhydramine or Chlorpheniramine to relieve itching or a cream containing Cortisone. For more severe symptoms, increase the dose of oral antihistamine or Corticosteroid cream. If these remedies are not effective, visit any skin specialist. He may prescribe phototherapy, a treatment that produces hardening by gradually exposing your skin to increasing doses of ultraviolet light.

I hope this helps you.

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

Dr. Murad Haider
Dr. Murad Haider

Family Physician

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