Sun sensitivity can be caused by skin conditions or newly added medications
Skin diseases affects more than 30% of the world`s population. A significant number of these conditions are affected by sun exposure, some in a positive way, others very negatively when certain limits are exceeded.
Many common medications can also cause a sun sensitivity that present unexpected risks.
Sun eczema (polymorphous light eruption) is a rash caused by sun-exposure in people who have a sensitivity to sunlight.
It occurs most often during spring and early summer when a person's exposure to sunlight increases.
It is possible to increase the resistance of the skin by carefully and gradually exposing the skin to sunlight.
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Studies has shown that sunlight can have a positive effect on atopic ezcema.
However - too much UV exposure may damage the skin and lead to skin cancer.
It is important to protect against excess UV exposure and sunburn.
Sunlight can help people with psoriasis in managing skin symptoms.
A certain amount of sunlight can improve this skin condition, while
too much sun exposure can make symptoms worse.
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Many people with lupus experience photosensitivity or unusual sensitivity to sunlight.
Excess sun can trigger symptoms such as skin rashes, itching, and burning.
Excess sun can also trigger symptoms such as joint pain, weakness, and fatigue; in some cases internal organ damage.
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Adding a new medication can suddenly make a person more sensitive to sunlight.
There are some medications that could cause an increase in sun sensitivity: antibiotics, antihistamines antifungals, cholesterol lowering drugs, oral contraceptives, etc.
At the same time, not all people who take or use the medicines mentioned will have a reaction or will experience a reaction every time
Anyone can get a sunburn - even when using sunscreen!
Regardless of your skin tone or using high sun protection factor (SPF) sunscreen - being out in the sun presents risks.
Sun exposure intensity is often underestimated for location and/or time of day.
Most people believe its the length of sun exposure that causes a sunburn. Its really the sun's intensity that determines the damage.
The SPF protection level in the sunscreen is underestimated.
Sunscreen has not been re-applied based on the sun intensity.
The personal needs of individual skin types are often not considered.
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As an employer, you can help with your employees' exposure to sun and risk of skin cancer
Providing and encouraging sun protection for outdoor workers helps create a healthy and safe workplace.
Reflection from bright surfaces like concrete or metal can increase total sun exposure.
It is easy to overlook sun protection at a busy work site.
SunSense helps protect employees