By Gary M. White, MD

Juvenile spring eruption

Juvenile spring eruption is a variant of polymorphous light eruption. The photo-exposed areas of a boy's ears develop inflammation and vesicles in the spring time.


Typically, there is itching and redness of both ears 12-24 hours after sun exposure, followed in 1-2 days by edematous papules and blisters.


A topical steroid and sunscreen may be recommended. If sun exposure is avoided and no treatment is given, the rash abates in 1-2 weeks.


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