Polymorphic light eruptionOverview

overview

Polymorphic light eruption is a common rash caused by your skin being sensitive to sunlight.

symptoms

The main symptom of polymorphic light eruption is an itchy or burning rash that can appear after several hours outside on a sunny day.

treatments_overview

Polymorphic light eruption usually goes away on its own if there's no further sun damage. A steroid cream or ointment can help settle the rash.

Page last reviewed: 24/05/2018
Next review due: 24/05/2021