The diagnosis is based on identifying the offending agent. If the diagnosis is unclear, other photosensitivity disorders, such as lupus erythematosus and polymorphous light eruption, should be excluded. Photopatch testing performed by a dermatologist or allergist may be helpful in identifying the photosensitizing agent.
The causative agent should be discontinued, if possible. Initial management includes topical corticosteroids and management similar to a sunburn reaction. The patient should avoid the sun until the eruption has cleared completely.
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