SheKnows / Dr. Anna Guanche

Can You Really Be Allergic to the Sun?

July 26, 2018

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Summer is in full swing, and more than a few of us have already dealt with a miserable sunburn. (Please pass the aloe.) On a good day, I fall into the category of “people who burn after 10 minutes in the sun,” but that’s because I’m simply sensitive to sunlight. It’s not uncommon to be sensitive to the sun, but approximately 10 to 15 percent of the population is allergic to the sun according to Harvard Health Publishing.

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