These Annoying And Itchy, Little Bumps That Won't Go Away In The Spring Or Summer...

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Asked by Lin

These Annoying And Itchy, Little Bumps That Won't Go Away In The Spring Or Summer...

So I have pretty sensitive skin, especially towards the sun. I get sunburnt very easily even with strong sunscreen on. But during the late spring to early fall, I get these tiny little bumps that itch and itch, and there's no cream I've tried that helps them. They get a lot worse when I go out in the sun, and form into these large bunches on my arms. They'll get better if I stay inside a lot, and it takes a long time for them to get any better, but I don't particularly like avoiding the sun. When they start leaving in the early fall, what's left behind is very white skin that won't tan at all, and stays that way for most of the winter. Also, I have these white pigmentations on my stomach that only show up when I start getting a tan like uneven polka dots... which is odd. :/ I've had all this for a long time now, and I've been hoping they wouldn't show up again, but they have flared up once again. Is there any way I could fix the bumps and pigmentations without heading to a doctor? Or if I could possibly know what these even are?

Answer

Hi Lin

Please know that I am not a doctor but I will try to research your question to see what information I can find on this.

Our Dr. Sundaram answered a very similar question to yours and she gave her speculation about what this rash may be and what to do about it.

I would also wonder...do you take any medications which make you more prone to be sensitive to the sun? And you are using sun block with an SPF of 30 or more right?

Do you have an autoimmune disease by chance? I have read about a connection between a sun rash and autoimmune disease.

I hope this helps some but your best bet is to see a doctor. What if there is an underlying medical condition to cause this rash? You won't know until you see a doctor.

Thank you for your question.

Answered by Merely Me