by Dr. Yiannis Neofytou


Photodermatitis is caused by hypersensitivity of the skin to sunlight when combined with certain factors such as drugs, dyes and cosmetics. The symptoms that usually appear are redness, itching, swelling and in more severe cases there is peeling of the skin and blisters.

Photodermatitis can be toxic or allergic:

Phototoxic dermatitis is a reaction that occurs when a person is exposed to the sun while taking medication or in contact with cosmetic skin. Symptoms appear up to 24 hours after exposure to the sun.

Photoallergic dermatitis occurs when a substance becomes allergenic due to sunlight. This substance under normal conditions does not cause allergic skin reactions. This skin disease is caused by drugs (anti-inflammatory, antibiotics, anxiolytics), cosmetics (soaps, deodorants, sunscreens). The symptoms appear within 48 hours from the contact with the allergen and presuppose the sensitization of the person to the specific substance.

In both cases you should visit your Dermatologist for Treatment and instructions.

Share This Story, Choose Your Platform!

For any further information or to make an appointment, please do not hesitate to contact us by completing the relevant form below:

Για περισσότερες πληροφορίες ή για να κλείσετε ραντεβού, μην διστάσετε να επικοινωνήσετε μαζί μας συμπληρώνοντας την παρακάτω φόρμα:



*CyprusDermaClinic, stores and uses the information you place on this form for the exclusive purpose of communicating with us for your best service, in accordance with the Company’s Privacy Policy. Your data is NOT sent to third parties.
* Η CyprusDermaClinic, αποθηκεύει και χρησιμοποιεί τις πληροφορίες που καταχωρείτε σε αυτό το έντυπο για αποκλειστικό σκοπό επικοινωνίας μαζί μας για την καλύτερη εξυπηρέτησή σας, σύμφωνα με την Πολιτική Απορρήτου της Εταιρείας. Τα δεδομένα σας ΔΕΝ στέλνονται σε τρίτους.