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Photosensitivity is a problem with how the body reacts to sunlight. It can result in rash, swelling, and fever. It has many causes, including some medicines, plants, and health problems.
It often gets better on its own. Steps to prevent exposure to the sun should be taken.
There is not enough data to support that any herbs and supplements are helpful in treating photosensitivity. We will review future studies as they are published.
Editorial process and description of evidence categories can be found at EBSCO NAT Editorial Process.
Talk to your doctor about any supplements or therapy you would like to use. Some can interfere with treatment or make conditions worse.