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What effect can sun-sensitizing drugs have on the body?

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Sun-sensitizing drugs can worsen skin conditions like eczema and herpes, and they may inflame scar tissue. Sun exposure can also worsen or even speed up autoimmune disorders like lupus. Sunscreen can help lessen the impact of sun exposure. But some ingredients in sunscreens are potentially photosensitizing. So it could worsen symptoms, but that rarely happens.

From: Sun-Sensitizing Drugs WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: FDA. Emedicine: "Drug-Induced Photosensitivity." Medicinenet.com: "Sunburn and Sun Sensitizing Drugs."


Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on March 14, 2019

SOURCES: FDA. Emedicine: "Drug-Induced Photosensitivity." Medicinenet.com: "Sunburn and Sun Sensitizing Drugs."


Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on March 14, 2019

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