5 Things You Need to Know about Sun Rash

The Warning Label on Your Medication Can Help You Avoid Skin Rash

If you don't have a history of sun rashes but develop one out of the blue, the culprit behind your sudden outbreak could be in your medicine cabinet. Certain medications contain compounds and ingredients that can make the skin more sensitive to sunlight, potentially leading to a type of sun rash known as a photoallergic reaction.

The classes of medication that are often associated with sun rash are birth control pills, antibiotics and antidepressants. However, the best way to know for sure whether or not the medicine you're taking is increasing your risk of a reaction is to check the warning label on your prescription. If you're still unsure whether it makes you more susceptible, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Just because you're prone to developing sun rash, doesn't mean you can't prevent it. On the next page we'll take a look at the best ways to keep a reaction at bay.

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