Polymorphic Light Eruption And You
Although many individuals have come to experience different types of rashes or blisters on or throughout their bodies, polymorphic light eruption is a very serious condition that can be both troubling and painful to any individual with the condition.
While it most commonly affects females in the age group of 20 to 40, it is also sometimes able to affect other individuals of different ages or those who are male. The disease itself (as well as the outbreaks) are most common where the sun exposure is also most common, and can be easily spotted in general.
For most people with polymorphic light eruption, outbreak occurs after some sort of exposure to the sun. It then appears in the form of small red dots or bumps along different parts of the body, but mainly they are found to break out along the arms, chest and lower legs. The rash and bumps may spread to other areas of the body as well, but for the most part the face is usually considered safe.
Polymorphic light eruption can be somewhat painful as it will cause a burning sensation for some individuals in all of the areas where it breaks out. Most times it can occur after a decent amount of time is spent outside with direct contact to the sun, but it can also be triggered by far less time spent in contact.
The individual will also be able to counteract this by avoiding sun (or by avoiding the sun further after they have triggered the outbreak) and in that case the rash and lesions will simply go away entirely within a few weeks.
However, if an individual who was previously exposed and has had even a minor outbreak of a rash or lesions continues to be exposed to the sun or other U.V. rays, they will only make their condition worse. The rash of a person with polymorphic light eruption will continue to spread, grow thicker, and could even become more painful in the process.
Overall, if you have polymorphic light eruption, you will want to take specific precautions that will protect you from the harmful U.V. rays of the sun. You cannot control the disease itself, but you can control your actions and the severe and painful outbreaks.