A sun allergy rash is the skin condition that results due to a hypersensitivity to the hot rays of the sun. This reaction is also known as a Polymorphous Light Eruption (PMLE). The rash most commonly appears during the season of spring when the skin is still in the process of adapting to the change in temperature and heat. The rashes appear within hours after prolonged exposure to sunlight and is only limited to areas of the body which were left uncovered. The rash is self-limiting and gradually improves and eventually disappears once the skin has grown accustomed to the heat of the new season.
In some cases, it’s not a matter of whether you should choose nasal or oral corticosteroids. You may need to decide whether corticosteroids are a good option for you overall. Some people don’t respond well to any form of steroids, making these types of medications useless for allergy symptoms. Your doctor might order a blood test to see whether or not this is the case for you. Discuss any past reactions to steroid medications with your doctor. Tell them about any family history of issues from taking this medication. This can help avoid the potential for dangerous side effects.
You can buy some topical corticosteroids "over-the-counter" without a prescription. For example, for dermatitis, you can buy the steroid cream called hydrocortisone 1% from your pharmacy. Do not apply this to your face unless your doctor has told you to do so. This is because it may trigger a skin condition affecting the face ( acne or rosacea. ) Long-term use may also damage the skin. On your face this would be more noticeable than the rest of your body. So usually only weak steroids are used on the face. Those which are suitable are prescription-only.