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    Sun Allergy Rash at start of Summer, does anyone else get this on their feet & hands?

    Weather got real warm here over the last week or so,so at start of Summer I've been getting what I would call being allergic to the sun. Until I get used to the heat then I get these allergic reactions on my feet and my hands.

    I had it last year and went to GP and was given Piriton, but it didn't do anything for me. As I get used to the Summer,then it no longer comes up.

    Back again this year so I've gone back and the GP I've seen took some pictures of my feet to show another GP who I am to see as this other one more in the know about skin conditions.
    I'm having a blood test next week as they looking for something in the blood. I was give some more tablets similar to Piriton but they not doing anything for me either.

    Does anyone else get this? I've been using high factor suncream and always have done over the years,nothing less than SPF25,but mainly SPF40 or 50.

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    Yeah my legs and chest were all scabby looking last week and itchy too, this week my skin seems to be coping with it even though I'm sat in it all day.
    Edited by: "LoveHearts" 20th Apr 2011

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    i get prickly heat when the sun starts to get warmer, the Dr weren't much use, i just live on antihistamine tablets for the summer. can't say that it clears it but much better when i take it to if i forget. i get it on my hands, arms and back.

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    LoveHearts

    Yeah my legs and chest were all scabby looking last week and itchy too, … Yeah my legs and chest were all scabby looking last week and itchy too, this week my skin seems to be coping with it even though I'm sat in it all day.




    I've posted a pic up does it look anything like my feet,they sort of look like blisters but they not filled like the blisters you get on feet from shoes rubbing.

    Very itchy too especially while I remain in the sun, I'll have a bath which stings a touch but seems to settle down overnight but I'm back to square one the next day when I go out and it's pretty hot.

    Mum2ConnornCerys

    I've posted a pic up does it look anything like my feet,they sort of look … I've posted a pic up does it look anything like my feet,they sort of look like blisters but they not filled like the blisters you get on feet from shoes rubbing.Very itchy too especially while I remain in the sun, I'll have a bath which stings a touch but seems to settle down overnight but I'm back to square one the next day when I go out and it's pretty hot.



    Yeah my legs looked like that, are you using body lotion? my GP told me to stop using perfumed body lotion in the summer. I get it at the start of every summer and find I don't get it so bad if I use an unperfumed body lotion and I use Piz Buin allergy suntan lotion.

    Edited by: "LoveHearts" 20th Apr 2011

    I get pricky heat,but if i use Tan Accelerator as soon as it starts to get warm i don't suffer with it,perhaps worth a try.

    If you Google Tan Accelerator+ prickly heat,there's lots of people mentioning how the tan accelerator helps them.
    Edited by: "Domthedonkey" 20th Apr 2011

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    Nope not been putting anything on my feet or hands,but usually when I do I can use anything from any shop regardless if fragranced etc.

    I never go without sun lotion, it's odd I've only got it on my hands and top of feet.

    I could wear socks and gloves!

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    wee bit of water retention there as well pal........(_;)

    Put an ice pack on it, to stop it itching....;)

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    jcaho7

    Put an ice pack on it, to stop it itching....;)



    It's not that bad and I'm pretty good not to scratch it,cos I know it make it scab up and look worse.

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    Yes, I really had hyperhydrosis, whenever it gets warm, my hand is sweating, everything i hold gets wet. And since I was a kid, every summer i am having this thing i dont know what it is called, its like a rashes. It starts beside my index finger, it will get super itchy, i cant avoid scratching it then later on it will spread through my palms and in my fingers, then it will become reddish and really painful, its very hard. I cant use my hand anymore. I need help. Pleaseee?
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