What does polymorphous light eruption look like?

What does polymorphous light eruption look like?

Polymorphous light eruption, also known as polymorphic light eruption, is a rash caused by sun exposure in people who have developed sensitivity to sunlight. The rash usually appears as red, tiny bumps or slightly raised patches of skin.

Is polymorphic light eruption an autoimmune disease?

Conclusion Polymorphous light eruption is a long-standing, slowly ameliorating disease with some tendency to development of autoimmune disease or thyroid disorder, especially in female patients, but the risk for lupus erythematosus is not increased.

How do you calm a PMLE?

Lifestyle and home remedies

  1. Applying anti-itch cream. Try an over-the-counter (nonprescription) anti-itch cream, which may include products containing at least 1 percent hydrocortisone.
  2. Taking antihistamines.
  3. Using cold compresses.
  4. Leaving blisters alone.
  5. Taking a pain reliever.

Does sunscreen help PLE?

Most sunscreens protect predominantly against UVB and therefore fail to prevent PLE. The protection level of potent UVA-protective filters remains unresolved.

Does sunscreen prevent PMLE?

These data demonstrate that a sunscreen with effective filters against UVA and UVB can successfully prevent the development of PLE.

Is PMLE a symptom of lupus?

60% of patients who felt their skin lupus worsened after sun exposure also had other reactions to the sun. Some patients report a transient skin eruption after sun exposure that was not their typical skin lupus, termed polymorphous light eruption (PMLE)-like reaction.

Do Antihistamines help sun allergies?

These drugs help combat the histamines that cause the rash and can reduce the redness, stinging, and itching. Antihistamines are the best way to treat solar urticaria in the short-term as they provide quick relief from the main symptoms.