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Protopic usage and sun exposure??

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seoda24 Sun 16-Mar-14 10:26:18

Hi all, I have severe atopic eczema but doing very well at the moment .As the weather is getting milder and brighter I was out walking for an hour with baby the other day.No heat just a bright day.That evening my eye was swollen and I had the withered eczema look about it plus a rash all over.Outdoors must have triggered this it is the only thing I can think off.Does protopic usage on face attract sun.Now I am not talking sunbathing here just being exposed out and about on a bright day in March.Sun is a no no for me but I thought I could walk my baby on a bright daysad( without a flare upsad( thanks in advance

littone Sun 16-Mar-14 11:08:47

This suggests that you should avoid sun but can't remember why as a while since I used protopic. I do remember the consultant telling me to avoid the sun!

www.netdoctor.co.uk/skin-and-hair/medicines/protopic-ointment.html

seoda24 Sun 16-Mar-14 11:18:30

Thanks for the link.I can never go out in sun but this was just a normal dry bright day so I am wondering I am now confined to this also.... Very annoyingsad

littone Sun 16-Mar-14 11:58:50

Maybe try a wide brimmed hat so your face is shaded as much as possible? It was so effective and I only needed it for a short time, hopefully it will help get yours under control and you won't need to use it for too long.

littone Sun 16-Mar-14 12:00:51

Have they checked your iron levels post baby? Low iron turned out to be the cause of my flare up, 3 months of iron tablets and the protopic got everything back under control.

seoda24 Sun 16-Mar-14 12:10:20

Tried the hat when abroad but even got a reaction to the hat resting on forehead.Sorry a typing error should have said the baby as opposed to my baby so def not iron levels! Glad to hear you are doing well, lucky you and thanks for answering

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