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By Anonymous - / Monday 21 May 2018 15:00 /
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By  storm74  |  9

I don't understand how this can be a NEW allergy. how did you not know before? have you never gone out into the sun at all? I'm thinking you're allergic to something else, especially since you've travelled to a new place.

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By  storm74  |  9

I don't understand how this can be a NEW allergy. how did you not know before? have you never gone out into the sun at all? I'm thinking you're allergic to something else, especially since you've travelled to a new place.

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  bluejello2001  |  11

Sure, it's not unusual for people to develop allergies to something they had no problem with before. My mom developed a peanut allergy in her late 40's and she's still bitter about it. ;)

But reactions this extreme? OP most likely has been exposed to something new while traveling. A sun allergy that severe would have made itself know before now.

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  turd_apple  |  4

No people can actually be allergic to the sun. And sometimes your allergies don't come up until later in life. I didn't find out I had allergies till I was in my late 20s thankfully, I'm not allergic to the sun, just everything else found in nature.

By  gring40  |  10

Not that sunny now, but wear a hat and get a good sunscreen with Mexoryl. Contact your Doc at home for advice, &/or see a local Doc; medical care is inexpensive in Europe. Sounds scary, though, take care of it quickly.

By  ragnarok1540  |  37

I advise that you see a physician for confirmation, but this sounds like a possible case of late onset or acquired porphyria (porphyria cutanea tarda) ...

If it is PCT, iron chelation or phlebotomy are the generally preferred management, although some medications can also be used ..:

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  Mauskau  |  35

It is incredibly dark here, I've just spent a week in the North of Sweden and the only darkness is at 2am and then the sun starts rising again.

By  Blair White  |  3

Too many negative votes, comment buried. Show the comment

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  aruden  |  25

People who prioritize their spending habits to save for something they want doesn't make them rich even if that includes going to Europe.
You just sound like a douche who spends all of his money then complains that he doesn't have any.

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  PhoenixChick  |  24

Being able to afford a three month trip after saving for only a year is pretty rich to me. Save up enough in 12 months for a 3 month trip? Dunno about your definition of rich, but to me if 1/4 of your income is disposable you're rich.

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  Blair White  |  3

it s still a fwp, saving up for 3 months vacay and then whining they can't enjoy it due to sun. Most normally average hard working people have a vacay of a week or two max. A hotel can be hundreds, rent a car can be hundreds, food drinks, essentials add up. Plane ticket can be hundreds or a thousand. Simple math. Again, that would be only for maybe a week or two stay. Now imagine 3 months. Talking 5-10k. At least.

Now on topic, I used on be on a medicine that clearly stated avoiding the sun, even doing so, small exposure would case a red rash and feeling of burning. With life, obviously you can't avoid the outside completely. I got off it and the issue stopped

OP,if you're on any new meds, check that. Having a natural sun allergy without other cause is insanely rare

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