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Sun allergies often occur in the summer months. You can find valuable information about preventing and treating the skin problem here.
Typical sun allergy symptoms are itchiness, red skin, swelling, bumps and blisters. To prevent sun allergies, wear protective clothing, use sunscreen with a high sun protection factor and avoid the sun, particularly at midday.
A sun allergy is generally easy to treat. It is important to cool the affected area of skin and to make sure it is sufficiently moisturised. You can also do this using traditional household remedies such as a curd or yoghurt poultice. If the allergy is severe, prescribed medication containing cortisone may be used for treatment. Please consult a doctor.
This health tip was written by Paul Scheidegger. He works as a dermatology and venereology specialist, focusing on allergology and clinical immunology in his own practice in Brugg and is co-founder of the teledermatology platform www.OnlineDoctor.ch.