Sun allergy???

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couchtater
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   Posted 3/18/2011 4:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Do any of you have a sun allergy? I'd like to pick your brain...
 
As an elementary teacher I'm required to take my students out to recess everyday as the weather permits. These last few days it's been very sunny and very little cloud coverage. We're only out for 20-15 minutes maximum.
While I'm out there my exposed skin turns very red and mottled like a sunburn. The redness stays for most of the day.
 
My question is this a sun allergy?
 
I'm a natural blond with lots of freckles and I've never tanned in the past. All I've ever done is freckled more. I don't usually burn even after hours in the sun.
 
I am on medication that says avoid prolong exposure to the sun, but 20 minutes isn't prolong is it?
Joy

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   Posted 3/18/2011 6:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Which medicine are you on Joy that says to avoid sun exposure. Sometimes if a certain med is taken for any length of time, it causes a sort of hyper sensitivity. Years ago I was on a med that said to avoid sun exposure. I was out in the hot summer sun for no more then 15 minutes and my nose got burned.
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couchtater
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   Posted 3/20/2011 2:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Lasix is the only one with the warnings. I've been on it for over two years, but the rash is new to me.

I don't think it's a burn because it doesn't sting or burn, it just red and itchy.
Joy

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   Posted 3/20/2011 6:27 PM (GMT -7)   
It may not be a sun allergy per se but rather a sensitivity produced by the sun. A chemical reaction when the med is combined with the sun. Have you tried wearing sun screen?
SHERRY
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couchtater
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   Posted 3/21/2011 3:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Not yet. I have to make sure it's free of certain chemicals though. I'm thinking of buying a large umbrella for the playground to shelter myself.
Joy

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   Posted 3/21/2011 3:39 PM (GMT -7)   
That sounds like a better alternative.
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