Menopause and Photo Allergies
Photo allergies are reactions that cause dramatic changes in the skin within one to three days of sun exposure. UV rays trigger an immune system response, and an itchy, uncomfortable rash develops. Unlike a sunburn, this reaction is not isolated to the areas directly exposed to UV rays but can be spread across the body. Although this kind of reaction is most commonly related to medications or topical treatments that can increase sensitivity, it can also be related to menopause.
Allergies associated with menopause are most frequently caused by swings in progesterone levels. Progesterone is naturally produced in the body during a woman’s fertile years, but production slows during menopause. Photo allergies can range from mild to severe and can include an itchy rash, burning sensation, blisters, swelling and peeling. In some cases, permanent discoloration can result.
A natural menopause treatment can help reduce symptoms. You can also reduce your risks by wearing long sleeves and pants when outside. A wide-brimmed hat can protect your face, scalp and ears. A broad-spectrum sunblock or sunscreen, ANTIAGING’s B4Uburn sun block can protect exposed skin. If your increased sun sensitivity is related to medication, talk to your health care provider about alternatives.
DON’T PAUSE is a menopause natural remedy that contains pomegranate, black cohosh, green tea and other healthy ingredients that can help restore healthy balance and reduce your hormonal fluctuations. It is designed to reduce bothersome menopause symptoms so that you can continue enjoying a healthy, positive, more active life without stopping for a minute.
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