Sudden Skin Sensitivity

Its quite common. And the incidence is increasing. More and more people are presenting with itchy, bumpy areas that suddenly crop up on some exposed areas of the skin. It is called polymorphous light eruption (PMLE). Polymorphous because the rash can have different appearances ranging from red bumpy areas to white pinhead like dots to round small patches akin to ringworm. But the minute a doctor mentions the word sun allergy, there is a look of utter disbelief, followed by a volley of questions.

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