Sun Allergy

by Rachel Bhan


Sun allergy is also called sun burns, these sunburn is caused due to ultraviolet rays emitted by the sun. there are two types of ultraviolet rays, the UVA and the UVB, both these ultraviolet rays can be harmful if taken in excess on skin. UV rays can penetrate the atmosphere to reach earth even on cloudy days. Excessive exposure to the ultraviolet rays can cause skin cancers.

Excess ultraviolet rays can cause redness of skin with a change in texture and also might be painful. Sunburn can occur when the intensity of sunlight is more than the melanin in skin can protect. Sunburn can be damaging since it is not apparent immediately. Initially it might be just redness, later it can be pain and then the effects of sunburn are known.

There are several symptoms of sunburn, people suffering from sunburn can feel itching and painful and reddened skin. People who are facing severe sunburns may also feel blisters and swelling in sun burnt places. Some people might contact fever and chills, some might experience weakness. There are rare cases of some people going in shock because of sun burns.

As natural course of healing of sun burns, people with fair skin might find their skin peeling in those areas where the sun burn occurred. This peeling might result into itching and the area where the skin has peeled might end up being highly sensitive.

Most people have different reactions when they are exposed to sunlight, however, in case of some this reaction is particularly aggravated, the reason being that their skin is highly sensitive towards sun light and might end up getting a rash every time they are exposed to sunlight. Such effect is known as photosensitivity. People who are photosensitive also term it as sun allergy.

There are several sunburn remedies to treat sun burns, these are:

Application of cold compress to the areas that are particularly affected, this will help skin in repairing itself and all take away the burning sensation and redness on skin.

An aspirin will go a long way in helping easing out sun burn symptoms.

Aloe vera is a good herb that helps in maintaining skin health and also helps skin repairing the fastest. Application of any cream containing extracts of aloe vera will help in curing skin.

For avoiding severe sun burn effects it is necessary that you apply sun screen lotions before venturing out in sun, this will help shield your skin again UV rays.


Warning: The reader of this article should exercise all precautionary measures while following instructions on the home remedies from this article. Avoid using any of these products if you are allergic to it. The responsibility lies with the reader and not with the site or the writer.
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