Health questions: Does solarium really help against solar energy?

Truth or Myth: Helping Solarium Visits Against Solar Energy?
People who suffer from solar energy are sometimes advised to go to the sun studio to prepare the skin for the sun. Is this really true? And what else can be done?

Help Visiting solarium against solar energy?
According to health experts, the number of people who show allergic reactions in severe sunlight has increased in recent years. More and more children are suffering from solar energy. Affected persons often get the tip to prevent the symptoms by curing. For example, visit the solarium. Is this true? What can sufferers do instead? Experts have some answers.

People who suffer from solar energy often get the advice to prevent the symptoms from hardening in the sun studio. Experts advise against this.(Picture: nd3000 / People who suffer from solar energy often get the advice to prevent the symptoms from hardening in the sun studio. Experts advise against this.(Image: nd3000 /

"Skin must be protected by sunscreen"
According to the German Allergy and Asthmabund( DAAB), solar energy is usually triggered by light-sensitizing substances such as cosmetics and medicines in combination with UV radiation. The symptoms on the individual body parts occur hours to days, mostly associated with itching, after the irradiation. According to the data, solar energy is mainly caused by UV-A rays, less by UV-B rays. The DAAB writes on its website: "Pre-tanning on the sunbath does not provide safe protection, because in many solar studios only UV-A rays are used, the skin lacks the protective skin thickening. Sunscreen should be protected by sunscreen. "

Apply sun cream before breakfast
Anti-histamines are used as effective therapy as well as for prevention. Claas Ulrich, senior physician and director of the Center for Skin Transplantation at the Charité University of Medicine Berlin, explained in a report from the news agency dpa: "The best method is a competent protection proven by clinical trials, for example by a medical light protection cream from the pharmacy."it should have a dosing pump, and it should contain information about how often you have to press for which body part. The cream is best applied before breakfast, because then the skin is not yet sweaty and the cream can move better.

Even behind glass in front of the sun in eight take
Most doctors are facing sun studios rather critically. The pre-tanning in the solarium hurts only the skin, many think. Ulrich also advised people in the dpa report that they would not want to go to the solarium, but to go into the hands of a dermatologist. Special treatments are offered by some dermatologists to prevent solar energy. The UV exposure to the skin is reduced as far as possible according to the skin type. In addition, those affected should definitely avoid the midday sun and also beware behind glass in front of the sun - because UV-A rays also penetrate through slices. Scientists have recently reported that side windows in the car often offer very little or no sun protection, which can lead to skin and eye damage.(ad)

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