Polymorphous Light Eruption (PMLE)


What is PMLE?

PMLE is a sun-induced skin rash, primarily affecting young women in the spring and summer.

Why treat PMLE?

Although PMLE is transient, it can be very itchy. Further, it should be differentiated from other causes of sun-sensitivity such as lupus or a drug rash.

How is PMLE treated at DTLA Derm?

Our board-certified dermatologists will perform an evaluation and, if needed, a biopsy, to diagnose your condition. We will then recommend a topical or oral medication and discuss prevention strategies. DTLA Derm also offers phototherapy to treat PMLE. We will monitor your progress utilizing serial photography and follow up visits.

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