Anyone have problems with fluorescents??

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Lord_Walters_Lady_Bug<3
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   Posted 12/7/2009 10:33 AM (GMT -7)   
I get a malar rash on my nose and cheeks as well as my chest and arms. I am VERY photosensitive to the sun and fluorescent lights. My rheumy recommended I get at least a 25spf daily face lotion. So I went out and bought spf30 face lotion by Neutrogena and im STILL getting rashes!! Does anyone else have this severe photosensitive problem and what can we do?? I am still getting rashes every month as I mentioned in my other recent post...i dont know what to do anymore :/
 
 
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   Posted 12/7/2009 10:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Lots of us have trouble with fluorescent lights -- mine are mostly eye and very mild rash related, but I don't have to work under them every day.

I know a lot of people have fluorescent lights at work turned off over their desks and use incandescent that they take in themselves instead.

I don't remember anyone finding a sunscreen that really helped for these, but hopefully I've remembered incorrectly and someone will come along who has had success with a topical of some sort.

Most of us wage a daily avoidance war....
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nasalady
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   Posted 12/7/2009 10:45 AM (GMT -7)   
I too get the malar rash on my face when I go in the sun, plus a red rash on my arms and chest.

I haven't yet had it happen when I'm in the fluorescent lighting at work, but I know that fluorescents bother my eyes....they feel like knives stabbing my eyes when my lupus is flaring.

I try to keep the lights very low in my office and when I'm flaring I have to have just my desk lamp on and the fluorescents off. Sometimes I have to wear my sunglasses indoors at meetings; this amuses my co-workers because they don't realize why I'm doing it.

Have you ever tried a parasol or umbrella when you go outside? I think I'm going to start doing that and see if it helps.
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Lord_Walters_Lady_Bug<3
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   Posted 12/7/2009 12:29 PM (GMT -7)   
I go to school and they are filled with fluorescents. I wear spf 30 and it doesn't help and I also get migraines from the lights.
 
 
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skysthelimit
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   Posted 12/8/2009 6:06 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't have this problem but I too am very sensitive to sun and lights. I found sunscreen that is SPF 100 and it helps me out a lot. If I am going to be outside for an extended period of time I use it and it helps very much! I hope that if it helps me in sunlight it may help you in fluorescents. The sunscreen I have is Neutrogena Ultra Sheer dry touch sunscreen 100 SPF I hope that this helps you!
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   Posted 12/8/2009 7:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Mommy121..the lights in university classrooms are horridshakehead I'm graduating this week and for the past two years the lights in the classrooms really made my face red. Some rooms were worse than others, but I can sympathize with you.  I even tried wearing  SPF 70 and sometimes it doesn't always help, and mine is more from the MTX since I have the RA, but there have been days when I would leave after class and my face in the restroom mirror afterwards, very flushed and red.
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