It is called photosensitivity, or sensitivity to sunlight, which is a skin reaction to sunlight. It may be caused by sunlight alone or by sunlight and chemicals. These chemicals are found in perfume, makeup, creams, lotions, food, or medicines.
Steroids may help decrease itching and inflammation. This medicine may be a cream, shot, or pill.
NSAIDs , such as ibuprofen, help decrease swelling, pain, and fever. This medicine is available with or without a doctor's order. NSAIDs can cause stomach bleeding or kidney problems in certain people. If you take blood thinner medicine, always ask if NSAIDs are safe for you. Always read the medicine label and follow directions. Do not give these medicines to children under 6 months of age without direction from your child's healthcare provider.
Antihistamines may help decrease itching.
Phototherapy is a treatment where you skin is slowly exposed to doses of ultraviolet light. This may help your skin adjust to the sunlight.