When a person’s light leaks through their skin, it can cause a condition called “light leakage.”
Light leaks cause inflammation of the skin and may lead to infection, especially if the leak happens in the eyes or ear.
If the light leaks are small, it’s called “facial” or “face” light leakage, or fMLE.
If the light leak is big, it may be called “head” light leaking, or HBLE.
When light leaks from the inside of the body, the most common causes are sunburns and infections.
“Light leaks can occur in any part of the face or head,” says Dr. Jennifer Buss, a doctor at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
There are several ways that light leaks can lead to an infection, including contact lens problems, light exposure, overexposure to sunlight, and over-exposure to heat.
The Mayo Clinic recommends that people avoid wearing contact lenses for at least 6 months if they have fM LE.
The Mayo Clinic also recommends that a person stay away from exposed surfaces for atleast two weeks if they are sensitive to light.
Light leaks are usually temporary.
But people who are sensitive can experience some of the symptoms of fMle, such as redness and a burning sensation in the skin.
Many people are unaware that fM Leaks can cause infection.
If a person has fM leaks, they may not know they have the condition or may not even know that they have it.
Facial light leakage can also be caused by burns.
Some of the conditions that cause fMLe include:A burn that is not completely healed by skin grafting or tissue repair.
Bitten, lacerated, or broken skin.
The appearance of dark patches, scabs, or crusts around the area that is affected.
A skin condition called seborrheic dermatitis that causes redness, inflammation, and/or redness in the eye, jaw, face, or neck.
A condition called retinitis pigmentosa, or retinoblastoma, that causes swelling, redness or redness of the eyes, face or neck that is permanent.
In addition, the Mayo Clinics Center for the Study of Aging recommends that anyone who has fLLE not wear contact lenses.
People with fM Light Leaks should consult their doctor for further information and precautions if they experience any of these symptoms.
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