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Question: photosensitivity and computer screens


 morenews1 - Thu Dec 22, 2005 8:33 pm

I am a computer programmer, and work with computers more than 8 hours a day.
I have most likely Sjogren syndrome for 1.5.
I know that i am very sun sensitive, and was using all kinds of precautions. Mostly it effect my face. Redness, hot, rash.
Last summer with all precautions everyting was under control.
Now I have noticed reaction when i am using computer, and this is very devastating for me, because it is my work.
I bought anti-glare-radiation shield for all my computers: at work and at home.
But i still feel effect on my face.
My question is: DOES computer has UV?????
I know that sun is harmfull for us, and we can not ignore the fact, we should avoid sun.
But does it apply to using a computer???
I can deal with unpleasant feeling on my face if i would know that this is not making further damage to my health.
I was not taking any drugs, but i am planning to start on Planq.
So main question:CAN I WORK WITH COMPUTERS having this illness.
 Dr. P. M. Aries - Sun Jan 08, 2006 5:25 pm

User avatar I´m sorry, but as fare as I know there are no scientific reports about that problem. It might be a question for the industrie if TV oder computers have UV. On the other side, I could image that the screen has many other effects that might effect your skin. There are several reports about the aggravation of other skin diseases after working on the computer.

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