Polymorphic light eruptionOverview


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


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


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