It can be part of lupus - we as a group seem to get red easier than the rest of the world. I generally don't call small, not so troublesome things flares. But if it's accompanied by fever, and cannot be related to you getting hot or being in the sun or in florescent lights of any kind, and you aren't on a med that causes extra light sensitivities...then it might be moving more toward something in the flare category. Maybe an indication that you are doing/eating/etc something that the lupus doesn't like. These things vary from patient to patient - lupus is NOT consistent!
Best idea is to ask your Dr about
it -- the Dr knows more of your overall picture than we do, unless you share your medications, activities, other symptoms, etc with us.
Hope you feel better soon,
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's ModeratorDIAGNOSING-LUPUS & LUPUS-RESOURCES
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