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Although homeopathic substances listed in this article are generally not known to cause serious side effects, their effectiveness has not been demonstrated by scientific research. Consumers should check labels carefully, since a homeopathic product that is not diluted, or not diluted enough, may contain ingredients that cause allergic reactions, side effects, or interactions. It is always advisable to discuss any new treatment program with your healthcare practitioner.

For more information, see Homeopathy FAQs, "What Is Homeopathy?," and “Using Homeopathy with Professional Guidance” in Homeopathic Medicine.

Rashes that come on from exposure to sunlight are seen in the symptom pictures of several remedies. Other remedies are suited to individuals who feel worse from the sun in general, having rashes, headaches, dizziness, tiredness, and other symptoms. If sensitivity to sunlight seems to be hereditary, a side effect of medication, or associated with an autoimmune condition such as lupus, the cause should be taken into account, and a doctor’s care should be sought. Remedies listed here are sometimes helpful as first-aid in moderate situations. Deep-seated or chronic problems are best approached through constitutional care, with the help of an experienced practitioner.

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The information presented here is for informational purposes only and was created by a team of US–registered dietitians and food experts. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements, making dietary changes, or before making any changes in prescribed medications. Information expires December 2017.