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i think i might have it —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 02:39, June 18, 2006 (UTC)

Photodermatitis vs. Sunburn[edit]

The symptoms listed in this article do not differentiate Photodermatitis from a sunburn. The differences between the two should be made clear in this article. As it is, the article appears to describe a sunburn scientifically, but I am aware that the two are quite different. For example, I was under the impression that Photodermatitis results in hives, etc. upon sun exposure, though this is not described in the article. --DavidGC 21:49, 18 March 2007 (UTC)

Photodermatitis vs. Sun Poisoning[edit]

The article claims that Photodermatitus and sun poisoning are one in the same. This is false. Sun poisoning is a reaction to overexposure to the sun and has nothing to do with extra sensitivity to it. Evidence of this can be found in the links below or, if you prefer, by asking anyone who has lived in the state of Florida for any length of time. lol I do not edit this article myself due to my inexperiance in doing such an infamiliarity with the diting guidlines of wikipedia. Granted there is a lot of misinformation on this subject, here are a few links which support what I have written here. [1] [2] — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 03:07, 26 June 2007‎ (UTC)

This article has some misleading statements...[edit]

Under the heading "Causes," the statement "Many medications cause sun sensitivity, including:" and then the condition "Pellagra" comes up. This would seem to be a medication, but is actually a condition resulting from a vitamin deficiency, particularly niacin.

Yes, the condition Pellagra does cause photodermatitis, but it is not a medication and the aforementioned statement should either be corrected or moved.

Nichtsoren (talk) 20:43, 28 May 2008 (UTC)


This article reads like a medical dictionary, not a wikipedia article Wikipedia:Manual of Style (medicine-related articles)#Diseases/disorders/syndromes. Cocoaguy ここがいいcontribstalk Review Me! 15:50, 14 March 2009 (UTC)

Different names for same condition[edit]

In its current form, this entry also fits the similar condition Chronic Actinic Dermatitis, which seems to fit under ICD-9-CM Diagnosis 692.74. Photodermatitis would fit under 692.72 (former chronic, latter acute, although the chronicity may be irregular rather than continuous). I'm not familiar enough with Wikipedia to know how best to reconcile the articles as the symptoms/conditions certainly overlap. I'd say it would do little harm to have CAD redirect to the other, with some cleanup. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Thekx (talkcontribs) 11:20, 30 March 2009 (UTC)

NSAIDs that cause this[edit]

I was curious at the mention of only two NSAIDs as an "e.g." when the entire class is being implied as causal. Aspirin is by some sources not considered an NSAID, although Wikipedia takes this view, and is sometimes suggested as a remedy for PD, so it seems that it not capable of causing this presentation. Also, our article on drug eruption says that piroxicam can cause PD. Another source also gives diclofenac and carprofen as culprits, in addition to piroxicam. Mentioning only ibuprofen and naproxen seems superficial (pun intended), as these are not used topically, this application creating a more significant morbidity for the same dosage than systemic use. So to me, there seems good cause in mentioning dic, pirox and carp as well (plus, sourcing!!!). Samsara 01:23, 16 April 2015 (UTC)

combine article with Phytophotodermatitis?[edit]

Should this article be combined with Phytophotodermatitis? Seems like the latter just deals with the subset caused by plants... Tenbergen (talk) 23:50, 29 March 2016 (UTC)

ICD 10 code[edit]

Has [3]

  • L57.8 Other skin changes due to chronic exposure to nonionizing radiation
    • Farmer skin
    • Sailor skin
    • Solar dermatitis

Should it not be one of

  • L56.2 Photocontact dermatitis [berloque dermatitis]
  • L56.3 Solar urticaria

Tenbergen (talk) 23:55, 29 March 2016 (UTC)