How to avoid sun while driving -
- Have your car windows tinted as dark as the law in your area allows.
- Put on sunscreen arms, face, anything exposed.
- Use cover-ups, like long sleeves, hats, so forth. (I have a towel in the car I toss over my left arm as needed.)
- Get treated clothing ($$$)
- Get special detergent & treat clothing yourself.
- Wear VU protection sunglasses
- (Make someone else drive and crouch in the back seat under something like a vampire.)
Yes, it is a true lupus symptom. "Normal" sunburn is inflammation from sun irritating the skin. Lupus is, in short, a overactive inflammatory reaction. Add the 2 together equals these kinds of symptoms.
Of course, some of the lupus medications make us more sun sensitivity, so we can be adding even more sensitivity on top of it all.
Thankfully this falls more in the range of "annoyance" than something like kidney involvement.
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's Moderator
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