I just got PMLE for the first time. All it took was a walk to the car. My chiropracter said it was due to a calcium deficiency. But, I also take advil regularly (trying not to) and I wash hair with a dandruff shampoo that has coal tar in it. Plus I have pinched nerves. I suspect all are contributing culprits. He recommended I take Cateplex F with calcium. This will take awhile to work. So, in the mean time I am trying not to scratch (not much luck there) and a topical cream. I started with aloe with lidacane but that didn't do much. I am currently using a cortizone 10 cream which gives 1 to 2 hours of relief. I am also avoiding the sun as much as possible. Hope that helps.
(Upstate New York, NY)
(Santa Barbara, CA)
This spring is the first I've ever experienced PMLE (Polymorphous Light Eruption), I would develop an itchy, red bumpy rash on my arms, legs and back of neck. The itchy rash would last for a few days, then reappear when exposed to the sun again. I started eating fish every day, sometimes twice a day. For two full weeks I ate breaded sole, canned sardines and canned smoked oysters (I wanted to increase my selenium intake). Happy coincidence, no more rash, no more itch.