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Causes of Photosensitivity

Causes of Photosensitivity

Photosensitivity is predominantly caused by an immune system reaction. Systemic lupus erythematosus and porphyria may also cause photosensitivity, as can certain medications.

List of causes of Photosensitivity

Following is a list of causes or underlying conditions (see also Misdiagnosis of underlying causes of Photosensitivity) that could possibly cause Photosensitivity includes:

More causes:see full list of causes for Photosensitivity

Photosensitivity: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Photosensitivity, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Photosensitivity:

Photosensitivity: Causes and Types

Causes of Broader Categories of Photosensitivity: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Photosensitivity as a symptom:

Conditions listing Photosensitivity as a symptom may also be potential underlying causes of Photosensitivity. Our database lists the following as having Photosensitivity as a symptom of that condition:

Medications or substances causing Photosensitivity:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Photosensitivity as a symptom. This list is incomplete and various other drugs or substances may cause your symptoms. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.


Drug interactions causing Photosensitivity:

When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Photosensitivity as a symptom.

The list below is incomplete and various other drugs or substances may cause your symptoms. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

  • Minimally Sedating Antihistamine and St. John's Wort interaction
  • Astemizole and St. John's Wort interaction
  • Hismanal and St. John's Wort interaction
  • Cetirizine and St. John's Wort interaction
  • Apo-Cetirizine and St. John's Wort interaction
  • more interactions...»

Medical news summaries relating to Photosensitivity:

The following medical news items are relevant to causes of Photosensitivity:

Related information on causes of Photosensitivity:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Photosensitivity may be found in:

 

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