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What Causes Skin Photosensitivity?

Sep 08 2015 photosensitivity skin conditions sun safety Sunscreen

Today, most people know about sun protection and sun damage. However, not many people know about a condition that can accelerate sun damage. This condition is called photosensitivity — an increase in the skin’s sensitivity to sunlight or artificial light often brought on by certain medications or medical conditions. When a person experiences a photosensitivity reaction, they experience one of two separate reactions, known either as a phototoxic or photoallergic reaction.            Phototoxic This is the most common type of sun sensitivity drug reaction. It occurs when skin is exposed to the sun after certain medications are...

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