Summer is here and you finally get to spend sometime in the sun. You put sunscreen on, got your beach chair ready, and now it’s time to absorb some vitamin d. After you spend sometime outside you notice you have raised little red bumps on your arms. That are quite itchy, and starting to blister a little bit. After taking a trip to the doctors office, he say’s that you have “Polymorphic Light Eruption,” which is a skin rash due to sun exposure. The exact cause is unknown, but it’s due to UV light and visible light rays, hitting parts of your body that have not been exposed to sun light in a long time. He prescribed you a cortisone cream, and it definitely aids in the itch. PLE has become increasingly common, especially in women between the ages of 20-40, and it said subside gradually as you increase your sun exposure.
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