Polymorphic light eruption

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What is polymorphic light eruption?

Polymorphic light eruption are unusual reactions to light that do not seem to be associated with systemic disease or drugs. Eruptions appear on sun-exposed areas, usually 30 min to several hours after exposure.

Common symptoms reported by people with polymorphic light eruption

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with polymorphic light eruption

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Essential Oils)
Type
Other
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) stress (1)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
How many have tried
1
Tried for
stress (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Plaquenil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Mobic)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Centrum Multivitamin)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Other
How many have tried
1
Tried for
stress (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Other
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with polymorphic light eruption, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with polymorphic light eruption

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Essential Oils)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1) stress (1)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for stress (1 evaluation)
Side effects
crying
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
stress (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Plaquenil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
explosive bowel movements
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Mobic)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Centrum Multivitamin)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for stress (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
stress (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with polymorphic light eruption, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has polymorphic light eruption on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 1
30s 8
40s 6
50s 7
60s 1
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 4
20-29 years 5
30-39 years 4
40-49 years 3
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 4
Female 21

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 17
Not Diagnosed 4

These charts show data from polymorphic light eruption patients who have completed their condition history
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