Polymorphous light eruption is a rash that occurs as a result of sensitivity to sunlight (photosensitivity). People who are sensitive to sunlight can experience an itchy red rash after being in the sun, usually in the spring or early summer.
Sometimes called sun poisoning, polymorphous light eruption usually resolves without medical treatment within a few days but may last a week or longer. Cortisone creams or antihistamines can help if the rash is uncomfortable. Gradually increasing sun exposure times in the spring and avoiding intense sun exposure is the best way to treat and prevent polymorphous light eruption.
Polymorphous light eruption occurs most often in areas that are covered in the winter months and exposed in the summer months, such as the front of your neck and chest....
I fit ZERO risk factors too.. very strange!!!
Risk factors: Although anyone can develop polymorphous light eruption, you may be more likely to develop the condition if you:
1) Are female
2) Younger than age 30
3) Are fair-skinned and live in northern climates
4) Have a family history of polymorphous light eruption