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Benign summer light eruption

Treating benign summer light eruption with homoeopathy

Benign summer light eruption is an allergy to the sun that, as its name suggests, mainly occurs in summer. Persons of which the skin is especially sensitive to UV rays are usually most affected by this condition. Although it is rather benign, some preventive treatments can be used in order to prevent the appearance of unsightly spots on the skin, a cutaneous reaction that is characteristic of benign summer light eruption.


Benign summer light eruption is a condition that particularly affects young women. After a prolonged exposure to the sun, itching sensations appear before the appearance of vesicles, which will disappear after a few days. However, benign summer light eruption may become hindering in case of prolonged exposure to the sun over the course of several days. Generally, the condition only affects the body parts that are exposed to the sun, but it may also affect the face, in which case the itching sensations may turn into open wounds. If this situation occurs, it becomes urgent to seek help from a health professional so that the most suitable form of treatment may be prescribed as soon as possible.

Recommended treatments

There are two possible ways to treat benign summer light eruption, either by preventing the condition from occurring or by treating it after prolonged exposure to the sun. However, it is important to know that the preventive treatment is by far the better solution. In that regard, it is advised to take 5 granules of Muriaticum acidum 7 CH twice a day, in the morning and in the evening. In some cases, benign summer light eruption can cause urticaria. To remedy this, it is advised to resort to Histaminum 15 CH. For optimal results, it is strongly recommended to start the treatment one or two weeks before leaving on vacation and to continue doing so during the whole course of your stay.

To relieve benign summer light eruption that occurs after exposure to the sun, take three 5-granule intakes of Muriaticum acidum 5 CH per day.  It is possible to complete this treatment by taking Apis mellifica 5 Ch, Urtica urens 5 CH (in case of urticaria) and Bellladonna 5 CH every hour during the first day of treatment. The following days, the doses may be reduced, but it is important to continue the treatment for several days, even if the symptoms start to disappear beforehand.

When should you consult a doctor?

Benign summer light eruption is a minor infection, but seeking medical attention from a dermatologist is sometimes necessary, especially if no improvement is noticed despite the administration of homoeopathic remedies. Similarly, it is mandatory to consult a doctor when hives lead to open wounds since this may be the sign of another infection different from benign summer light eruption.

Treatments and pathologies linked to “benign summer light eruption”

Associated treatments

•    Apis mellifica
•    Cantharis Vesicatoria
•    Hypericum Perforatum
•    Muriaticum Acidum
•    Natrum Muriaticum
•    Sulphur

Associated pathologies

•    Solar erythema
•    Sunstroke

Good to know: It is possible to resort to protective lotion to deal with benign summer light eruption, although homoeopathy provides better alternatives. Indeed, Muriaticum acidum and Histaminum can be used for in-depth treatment of this disease. Furthermore, Histanum is indicated to effectively deal with episodes of hives.

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